Thursday , Jul , 13 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Harpring stays with Jazz

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz re-signed Matt Harpring
late Wednesday. Terms of the forward’s contract were not released.

“We are excited that Matt chose to re-sign with the Jazz,” said Utah senior
vice president of basketball operations Kevin O’Connor. “He brings a warrior
mentality and fans have recognized how hard he plays.”

Harpring, who has undergone a pair of knee surgeries in the last 2 1/2 years,
averaged 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 71 games last season. He missed time
at the start of the year while recovering from offseason knee surgery.

For his career, the eight-year veteran has averaged 13 points and 5.9 rebounds
in 449 career games for Orlando, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Utah. The Georgia
Tech product was the 15th overall selection in the 1998 NBA Draft by the
Magic.

UTA