Atlanta Hawks The Losing Strea...
Hawks 108, Kings 97...
Kings-Hawks, Box...
MVP? It's debatable between Ko...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
Stern turns down Hawks' protes...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-19...
Presented By: 2010-01-19...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-19...
Gdzie bezpieczenie pozyczy??...
Po?yczanie tylko z g?ow?...
Og?oszenia kredytowe - Og?osze...
Dg?oszenia po?yczki prywatne p...
W jakim czasie najkorzystnie...
April 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Atlanta Hawks Getting Inside 2009-08-21

Atlanta Hawks Getting Inside 2009-08-21

Atlanta Hawks Getting Inside 2009-08-21
Marvin Williams learned a long time ago that you don't count your blessings until they actually arrive.

Same with your money, or anything else earned.

That's why he wasn't moved earlier this summer when Internet reports of him agreeing to and signing a new deal with the Hawks spread like Hollywood gossip.

"It was crazy to look on the Internet and see stuff about me signing with the Hawks or that I was staying with the Hawks," Williams said. "Yet there was never anyone quoted. It was always some anonymous person saying it was done or saying it was going to happen."

Well, it finally happened. Williams signed his new deal -- a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Hawks, a deal that with incentives could be worth as much as $43 million -- and said he couldn't be happier to be free of the summer's free agent frenzy.

"I knew from past years with Josh (Smith) and Josh (Childress) that this process could take some time," Williams said. "But I was patient. I tried to be patient. And, thankfully, things worked out."

Williams said the sides were never as far apart as reported and that talks actually "got better" as the summer went on. As a restricted free agent, he could have accepted the Hawks' qualifying offer of $7.5 million and become an unrestricted free agent in July 2010.

But with the Hawks still on the climb, he wanted to finish what he and his teammates have already started.

"We've all grown together," Williams said. "The one thing you hardly ever see in professional sports is that loyalty and teams staying together. When you do see it, like in San Antonio or Detroit when they kept their core guys together, you see championships. I think that's everybody's goal here. We've all started off together young in this league and if we get a chance to grow old together, I think we can do some pretty special things."

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: August 21, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.