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Deron Williams didn't waste any time, officially signing his new contract with the Brooklyn Nets shortly after 9 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday night at his hotel in Las Vegas. And technology being what it is these days, Williams signed the deal on an iPad and tweeted a picture of it to his 187,568 followers.
Officially a Brooklyn Net! Signed my contract on an iPad Just thank God for this wonderful Opportunity #HelloBrooklyn
""I am really excited to be able to officially say that Brooklyn is home," Williams said in the team's press release. "It is an incredible time to play in Brooklyn and to be a part of this organization, the first sports team to call Brooklyn home in over 50 years. I believe in the team and what we are going to be able to accomplish on the court, as well as in the community. My family and I have come to know New York and the more we do, the more we love it. I look forward to going to London to represent the United States in the Olympics and then coming back to Brooklyn to open Barclays Center."
Amy Williams, Deron's wife, tweeted, "Congratulations my love."
Marc Stein tweets that the deal has an opt out after four seasons. Now that his contract is signed, Williams can participate fully in training camp for the U.S. Olympic Team. Their first exhibition game is Thursday against the Dominican Republic.
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