Source: 76ers re-sign Coleman

Updated: August 5, 2003, 7:32 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Derrick Coleman re-signed Tuesday with the Philadelphia 76ers, a team source said.

The signing will be announced at a news conference Wednesday morning, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Coleman is getting a three-year contract worth up to $13.5 million, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.

Coleman, a forward/center, averaged 9.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 64 games last season, including 35 starts. He was perhaps Philadelphia's most consistent player in the playoffs, averaging 13.6 points and 8.0 rebounds.

Coleman, 36, became an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He moved to center last season after Todd MacCulloch was sidelined by a genetic disorder. The Sixers recently acquired center Marc Jackson from Minnesota to provide more depth. Backup Samuel Dalembert missed all of last year with a knee injury.

In 13 NBA seasons, Coleman has averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds. He was the No. 1 overall pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 1990 draft, spent three seasons in Philadelphia from 1995-98, played three years with the then-Charlotte Hornets and came back to the Sixers in a three-team, eight-player trade before the 2001-02 season.

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