Hawks extend Horford

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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with centre Al Horford, they announced Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed per club policy, but the Journal- Constitution reports it is for five years and worth $60 million.

"From the moment he arrived in Atlanta, Al has been a large part of our success," said Hawks general manager Rick Sund. "The winning tradition he brought to the franchise as a rookie out of Florida has extended to three consecutive playoff seasons in a Hawks uniform. In addition, he was deservedly recognized as an All-Star last year, and we certainly look forward to his continued development as we move forward."

The third overall pick out of Florida in the 2007 draft, Horford posted 14.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 81 games last season. Since breaking into the NBA in 2007, the 24-year-old has struck for 12.0 points, 9.6 boards and 2.1 assists in 232 games.

For his efforts, Horford became the first Atlanta draft pick to earn an All- Star berth since Kevin Willis in 1992.


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