View Full Version : Johnson to accept max from Hawks

07-01-2010, 01:23 PM
The Atlanta Hawks offered Joe Johnson a six-year, $119 million contract Thursday morning, and sources close to the All-Star guard expect him to accept the max deal soon.

The Hawks moved quickly at midnight ET to try to secure their franchise star and offered the contract that Johnson’s agent Arn Tellem sought from the organization. Sources say ownership OK’d the max offer and general manager Rick Sund delivered it in Los Angeles.

After receiving the Hawks’ offer, Johnson met with a contingent from the New York Knicks that included coach Mike D’Antoni, Johnson’s former coach with the Phoenix Suns. Knicks GM Donnie Walsh didn’t attend.
The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks were pushing for meetings with Johnson on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles where they could discuss possible sign-and-trade scenarios. The Chicago Bulls also have interest in Johnson.

Nothing is official yet but looks like he is going back to the Hawks.

07-01-2010, 01:24 PM
I guess he can legally change the spelling of his name to Joe John$on now, because that's all he's about.

07-01-2010, 01:26 PM
There is absolutely nothing in that article that says he has accepted. Think before you post a thread.