Posted May 4 2012 10:16PM
Julius Erving has returned to the Philadelphia 76ers as a strategic adviser.
The Sixers made the announcement Friday at halftime of Game 3 of their playoff series against Chicago. Erving's deal runs through 2015 and he will be available to the franchise on an as-needed basis.
He will counsel CEO Adam Aron and managing owner Joshua Harris. Erving will also take on a larger role as a goodwill ambassador for the team, meeting with fans and sponsors.
Erving played 11 seasons with the Sixers and led them to the 1983 NBA championship. His No. 6 was retired by the team and hangs in the Wells Fargo Center rafters.
He will continue to live in Atlanta.
Erving presented the game ball before tip.
|Wizards vs. Timberwolves|
Glen Rice Jr. scores 20 points to lift the Wizards to a win over the Timberwolves.
|Play of the Day - Devin Ebanks|
Devin Ebanks comes up with the ball and scores the bucket for the win.
|Assist of the Night - DeAndre Kane|
DeAndre Kane drives and dishes.
| Block of the Night - Adreian Payne|
Andreian Payne gets up and gets the shot out of there.
|Dunk of the Night - Will Barton|
Will Barton catches the inbounds alley-oop and finishes with the monster slam.