Marc Stein of ESPN has reported that Zaza Pachulia is going (back) to the Milwaukee Bucks on a three-year, 16 million dollar deal.
Just got follow-up word: Three years, $16 million and a done deal for Zaza Pachulia's free-agent move to Milwaukee
Just got follow-up word: Three years, $16 million and a done deal for Zaza Pachulia's free-agent move to Milwaukee— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2013
Zaza will join former Hawks head coach Larry Drew in Milwaukee. Drew and Pachulia were very close during their time in Atlanta, and Drew has always held Pachulia in the highest regards both on and off the court. His pursuit of Pachulia comes as no surprise and Zaza will help Drew install his system with the Bucks.
Pachulia spent eight seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and over that time became a fan favorite. He was the ultimate role player, and endeared himself to Hawks fans throughout his career, never more so than in 2008 against the Boston Celtics.
With the departure of Josh Smith earlier and now Zaza, the Atlanta Hawks now have only Al Horford left from that 2008 squad that made the first of six straight playoff appearances. Zaza will be missed dearly in Atlanta, and will be loved in Milwaukee.