Deron Williams made a big decision tonight. The New Jersey Nets star just signed a 5-year, $100 million contract extension that will make him the face of the newly formed Brooklyn Nets.
Williams posted the Brooklyn Nets logo on Twitter beneath the message. “Made a very tough decision today…”
According to NJ.com, the Nets were able to offer Williams a bigger contract than anyone else in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks (or any other NBA team) were only able to offer Williams $73 million over four years. The Nets, who own Williams’ “Bird Rights,” were able to offer him a five years contract for $102 million.
Williams, who will officially send his contract sometime after July 11, ended up agreeing to a five-year, $98 million contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets.
USA Today reports that in addition to signing Williams, the Brooklyn Nets are also hoping to bring Dwight Howard to New York.
The Nets already acquired all-star guard Joe Johnson in a multi-player trade with the Atlanta Hawks. The Brooklyn team has also signed Gerald Wallace, Mirza Teletovic, and Reggie Evans so far this off-season.
The Nets finished The Nets 22-44 last season but they’re making some big moves to make sure that their record improves in 2012.
Made a very tough decision today…. lockerz.com/s/222071318
— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) July 3, 2012
Do you think the Brooklyn Nets will be contenders in 2012?