Friday , Aug , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks and Gadzuric agree on multi-year deal

=== Bucks and Gadzuric agree on multi-year deal ===

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed restricted free
agent center Dan Gadzuric to a multi-year contract on Friday.

Although financial terms of the deal were not released, Gadzuric’s agent had
said earlier in the summer that the contract would be for six years and worth
$36 million.

Originally drafted with the 34th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Gadzuric
averaged a career-high 7.3 ppg and 8.3 rebounds per game in 81 contests last
year with Milwaukee.

“Dan is an extremely active player who has improved every year he’s been with
us,” said general manager Larry Harris. “He plays with high-energy and runs
the floor extremely well. Last season he showed he can be a strong presence on
the inside as a rebounder and shot-blocker, and we’re looking for him to
continue that aggressive play this season and beyond.”

The 27-year-old Gadzuric has posted 5.8 points, 5.9 boards and 1.2 blocked
shots in 205 career games all with Milwaukee.

“I want to thank Senator (Herb) Kohl (team president), Larry and everybody for
believing in me,” said Gadzuric. “I’ve always loved playing for the fans here
in Milwaukee and I’m very happy to be staying where my career began. Next year
is going to be exciting for us and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

The Bucks have been busy this offseason as they have agreed to terms with
guard Michael Redd and swingman Bobby Simmons, who spent last season with the
Los Angeles Clippers and is the reigning sixth man of the year.