Spurs Decline to Match Utah Offer

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Devin Brown officially became a member of the Utah Jazz on Friday when the San Antonio Spurs declined to match an offer sheet.

Brown was in his hometown of San Antonio helping the Salvation Army assist victims of Hurricane Katrina when the move was announced Friday by Jazz president Dennis Haslam.

Terms of the multi-year deal were not released.

The Jazz had been looking for a shooting guard since free agent Raja Bell signed with Phoenix.

Brown, 26, joins Gordan Giricek and C.J. Miles at the second guard spot. Miles is just 18, and adding Brown will allow the Jazz to bring the rookie along slowly.

"Between Gordan and Devin Brown we think that we'll have two very good players at shooting guard," Haslam said. "We think Devin has probably been a little under utilized and underplayed."

In 135 career games with San Antonio and Denver, Brown has averaged 5.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent NBA stories

Related topics



From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast