The club has allocated guernsey numbers for each of its 13 new players recruited in the off-season, with Black's number set aside for the next year.
The 2002 Brownlow medalist played a club record 322 games, winning three premierships and a Norm Smith Medal, and is now an assistant coach at the Lions.
In other changes, free agent and ex-Tiger Luke McGuane will follow in the footsteps of club greats Kevin Murray and Paul Roos by donning the number one.
The Lions' first-round draft selection James Aish, has been allocated the number four jumper, recently vacated by fellow South Australian Jared Polec’s departure to Port Adelaide.
Third-year midfielder Jack Crisp has switched from number 47 to number five –previously made famous by the likes of five-time best and fairest winner John Murphy and two-time Coleman medalist Bernie Quinlan.