Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
Photo: Brett Davis
Photo: Brett Davis

Al Horford agrees to 4-year, $113M deal with Celtics

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Horford, who has been a cornerstone for the Hawks for nearly a decade, agreed to a maximum four-year, $113 million deal with the Boston Celtics on Saturday. The Hawks failed to offer the four-time All-Star center a maximum five-year, $153 million deal. Horford will leave the team he joined as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

He announced his decision on social media, posting on Twitter: “Celtic Pride!!!!!" with many shamrock emojis.

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The deal comes hours after news of Tom Brady joining the Celtics contingent in New York as part of a pitch to free agent Kevin Durant.

– WFXT in Boston contributed to this report.

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