Former Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert is joining the Philadelphia 76ers coaching staff as a player development coach, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic. Hibbert is not the only former player joining an NBA team in a coaching role as Tim Duncan was hired by the San Antonio Spurs in this summer.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 9, 2019
Hibbert entered the league in the 2008 NBA Draft and played the majority of his 9-year career with the Indiana Pacers. Hibbert also played with other teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, and Denver Nuggets before retiring in 2017. During his time with the Pacers, the team make the Eastern Conference Finals two times but were eliminated by LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Hibbert was well known in the league for his defense and his shot-blocking ability averaging a career-high 2.6 blocks per game in the 2012-2013 season. A season later, he was selected in the NBA All-Defensive Second Team with his teammate Paul George, who was selected in the first team.
Hibbert, a two-time all-star, played a total of 662 games in his career and averaged 10 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.7 blocks in 24.8 minutes per games.