Deron Williams Signs To Brooklyn Nets


| July 11, 2012 - 10:55 pm

Deron Williams is an official member of the Nets once again.

After the NBA free agent signing moratorium ended at midnight, the three-time All-Star player tweeted out a picture of himself signing his contract at 12:01 this morning saying, “Officially a Brooklyn Net! Signed my contract on an iPad Just thank God for this wonderful Opportunity #HelloBrooklyn”

According to New York Post, Williams’ contract is roughly worth $100 million over a five year period.

“We are obviously thrilled that Deron will lead the Nets into our new home in Brooklyn,”Billy King, Nets general manager, said in a statement. “Deron is in my opinion the top point guard in the NBA. With his leadership and guidance on and off the court, the fans of Brooklyn should be proud.”

After tweeting out his excitement earlier this morning, the new point guard had this to say in a following statement:

“I am really excited to be able to officially say that Brooklyn is home. It is an incredible time to play in Brooklyn and to be a part of this organization, the first sports team to call Brooklyn home in over 50 years. I believe in the team and what we are going to be able to accomplish on the court, as well as in the community. My family and I have come to know New York and the more we do, the more we love it. I look forward to going to London to represent the United States in the Olympics and then coming back to Brooklyn to open Barclays Center.”

Welcome to Brooklyn!