Hawks confirm matching offer sheet for Jeff Teague

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The Atlanta Hawks have confirmed via press release that they have matched Milwaukee's offer sheet to Jeff Teague.

At one point it didn't look very likely but Jeff Teague is back in the fold with the Atlanta Hawks after the team matched his four-year offer sheet from the Milwaukee Bucks. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the move and the team confirmed via a press release Saturday night.

"We are happy to bring Jeff back to our team. He has improved each year of his career and continues to get better," Ferry said. "At 25, he's already been a key contributor on a playoff team and we look forward to seeing him develop into even more of a leader on our team."

Teague hasn't commented publicly on the move yet. He reportedly expressed his desire for the Hawks not to match and allow him to move on. Danny Ferry maintained that Atlanta valued Teague and that they would make the move that best suited the franchise. That move was bringing Teague back as its point guard.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach Jeff. He has a high level of talent. Keeping him with our group allows us to continue to build and improve going forward," Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said.

Teague posted career highs in points and assists while appearing in 80 games for the Hawks during the 2013 season.

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