Saturday , Aug , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Heat re-sign Alonzo Mourning

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – The Miami Heat re-signed center Alonzo
Mourning on Friday. Per team policy, financial terms were not disclosed.


Heat re-sign Alonzo Mourning

“It’s obviously great to have Zo back,” said Heat president and head coach Pat
Riley. “We know how important he is to the city, this franchise, and in
helping us try to repeat as NBA champions. It’s a good day for the Miami
Heat.”

Mourning, who has battled kidney ailments in recent years, was a key member
of Miami’s championship club. He averaged 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and a
team-high 2.66 blocks in 65 regular-season games, then contributed 3.8
points, 2.9 rebounds in 21 playoff games during the Heat’s championship run.

“I’m very excited about re-signing with the Heat,” Mourning said in a
release. “I love this organization, the fans and the whole South Florida
community and I’m happy to have the opportunity to join my teammates and
defend our championship this season.”

In his 15 NBA seasons, the Georgetown product has averaged 18.3 points, 9.1
rebounds and 2.9 blocks.

MIA