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Okur to join Utah's revamped frontcourt

Updated: July 27, 2004, 9:12 PM ET
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Mehmet Okur was very concise in his earliest moments as a member of the Utah Jazz.

"Life is good," Okur said with a wide grin after signing a six-year, $50 million deal to join the Jazz.

The Turkish center signed the deal Tuesday, three days short of the deadline the Detroit Pistons had to match Utah's offer. But knowing they wouldn't be able to come up with the money, the Pistons let Okur go early.

The NBA champion Pistons instead re-signed Rasheed ...

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