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Cunningham: Horford and Hawks agree to 5 year, 60 million dollar extension

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<strong>Cost Certainty.</strong>
Cost Certainty.

Celebrate after the jump:


Michael Cunningham tweets that the improbable has actually happened, the Hawks and Al Horford agreeing to an extension.

Per Michael's Twitter account:

#Hawks and @Al_Horford agree to terms on 5 year $60 mil contract extension. Incentives still to be negotiated

UPDATE: Further confirmed by Hometeam, Brandon Leak and Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears. Golden. You are now free to exhale regarding our favored big man.

Thoughts:

Isn't it fitting that he gets the same deal his fellow Gator, Joakim Noah, got from the Bulls?

More than Josh Smith---any chance for friction there? Maybe not between Al and Smoove, but with management? Before you answer, remember that Rick Sund got it done with Al prior to being a RFA. Just sayin'.

MORE UPDATE: From the desk of Rick Sund, dept:

"From the moment he arrived in Atlanta, Al has been a large part of our success," said Sund. "The winning tradition he brought to the franchise as a rookie out of Florida has extended to three consecutive playoff seasons in a Hawks uniform. In addition, he was deservedly recognized as an All-Star last year, and we certainly look forward to his continued development as we move forward."

MORE UPDATE: MC brings up an interesting angle that I didn't address above---Maybe not Josh getting upset, but maybe....Jamal?

Poll coming....Poll posted.