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#ThrowbackThursday: September 1989

#ThrowbackThursday: Hawks sign Jon Koncak

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TAPE: SP-129   DATE: 9/1/1989  SLUG: KONCAK SIGNS  TIMECODE: 08:10

It's that time of year again.  Hawks free agent time.  You can't think of the Hawks and free agents without thinking of Jon Koncak. 

This week, I pulled the video from the 1989 press conference where the Hawks announced that they'd signed Koncak to a six-year deal worth 13.1 million dollars.  That was more money than Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, or Michael Jordan made at the time. 

So, it's no wonder the 26-year-old was grinning ear-to-ear in the video.  That's a nice chunk of change for a player averaging 6.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. 

-Cody

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