Brian Cardinal, known to fans in the NBA as The Custodian, last played in the league in 2012.
He was one of the league’s best at drawing fouls and diving for loose balls.
Cardinal played the final two seasons of his 12-year career with the Mavericks, helping Dallas win its first NBA title in 2011.
Cardinal, who was born in Tolono, Ill., and attended Purdue, played for six teams in the NBA: Memphis, Minnesota, Golden State, Detroit, Washington and Dallas.
Cardinal remains close with the Mavericks franchise.
“I keep in contact with Dirk [Nowitzki], [Mark] Cuban and Rick [Carlisle], all those guys,” said Cardinal, who was in Frisco last week to take part in the Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Charity Celebrity Baseball Weekend.
Dallas made the playoffs last season after a one-year absence and was eliminated by the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in seven games.