Arn Tellem, Johnson’s agent, said that Johnson was impressed with the team’s commitment to him and would accept the club’s offer of the six years at the NBA’s maximum salary.
Atlanta offered Johnson, a four-time All-Star, approximately $119 million over six years — nearly $27 million more than any other team could offer.
“When the free agency period kicked in, Joe made a point of talking to the Hawks first. Their owners and new coach, Larry Drew, impressed Joe with their commitment to making the team championship-caliber. In turn, Joe felt equally committed to the Hawks, his teammates and the city of Atlanta,” Tellem wrote.
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