Friday , Aug , 05 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks re-sign Kukoc

=== Bucks re-sign Kukoc ===

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks announced Friday they
have re-signed free agent forward Toni Kukoc to a one-year contract.

Kukoc, who will be entering his 13th NBA campaign and fourth with Milwaukee,
appeared in 53 games last season with the Bucks and averaged 5.6 points, 3.0
rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest.

“I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for the way
Toni plays the game,” Bucks head coach Terry Stotts said. “In addition to his
solid, veteran presence on the floor, Toni’s knowledge and experience will be
an invaluable asset to the younger players on our roster.”

The 6-11 forward, who was originally drafted by Chicago in the second round of
the 1990 NBA Draft, owns career averages of 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and
3.8 assists in 781 games.

“I’m really happy to be returning to Milwaukee,” said Kukoc. “I had a number
of opportunities to play elsewhere, but Milwaukee has always been my first
choice.”

Kukoc owns three NBA Championship rings he won as a member of the Bulls from
1995-98.

MIL