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Hawks to re-sign Korver

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Free agent Kyle Korver decided the grass is not greener and will remain with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported late Wednesday that the sharp-shooting Korver and the Hawks reached an agreement on a multiyear deal.

Korver, a 3-point specialist averaged 10.9 points per game last season. The 6-foot-7, 10-year veteran played in 74 regular-season games for the Hawks last season after being acquired in an offseason trade with the Bulls.

Korver had been sought by a number of team looking for a shooter who could create space on the floor. Among those teams were Brooklyn, Milwaukee and San Antonio.

But after the Hawks met with Korver in his California home earlier this week, he decided to remain in Atlanta.

"I really enjoyed my year here in Atlanta," Korver told the Journal-Constitution in April after the Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs. "I enjoyed the team. I enjoyed the organization. I believe Danny Ferry is going to do some great things here. I really think he is. I think it's a great opportunity to bring in guys who are going to play fun basketball.

"I know the vision that he has; you know the kind of basketball that he likes to watch. I think he is going to bring in those types of guys. I like the same basketball that he likes. I'm very open to coming back here."

Re-signing with the Hawks allows Korver to shoot for an NBA record. He currently has made a 3-pointer in 73 straight games, the fourth-longest streak in league history. Dana Baros (89) holds the record.

The contract cannot be signed until July 10 per NBA rules.
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