Monday , Aug , 29 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks sign center Johnson

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks signed center Ervin
Johnson to a one-year contract, general manager Larry Harris announced on
Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Johnson, who returns to the Bucks after two campaigns with Minnesota,
struggled with the Timberwolves and averaged less than two points in each
of his two seasons.

“Ervin is a hard-working, high-character, veteran player who has always taken
a team-first approach to the game,” Harris said. “He adds size and depth to
our frontcourt and an experienced voice for our younger players. It’s great to
welcome Ervin back and reconnect him to the Bucks family.”

During his six-year tenure with the Bucks, the 6-11 center led the team in
rebounds and blocked shots from 1997-2001. The 12-year veteran holds career
averages of 4.2 ppg and 6.2 rebounds per contest.