PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday confirmed the re-signing of veteran center/forward Derrick Coleman.
He has averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest in a 13-year NBA career.
Terms were not disclosed, but the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Coleman agreed to a two-year deal worth $10-$12 million.
After re-signing forward Kenny Thomas to a multi-year deal worth about $50 million and acquiring forward Glenn Robinson in a four-team trade, the Sixers were unsure if they would be able to retain Coleman.
Philadelphia reportedly also was interested in acquiring Sacramento forward Keon Clark, who was traded to Utah on Tuesday.
The 6-10 Coleman averaged 16.5 points and 11.0 rebounds against Detroit in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and 13.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in Philadelphia's 12 playoff games.
He played in 64 games last season, averaging 9.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He missed the first 10 games because of a suspension and offseason knee surgery.
Coleman was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1990 Draft by New Jersey.