Bobcats re-sign forward Wallace to three-year deal

Updated: September 27, 2005, 11:33 PM ET news services

Charlotte Bobcats: The Bobcats re-signed forward Gerald Wallace on Tuesday to a three-year contract.

Wallace averaged 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season while starting 68 of the 70 games he played. His average of 1.6 steals a game ranked ninth in the NBA.

Wallace was drafted by Sacramento with the 25th overall pick in 2001 and spent three seasons with the Kings. The Bobcats selected him in the expansion draft last season.

Seattle SuperSonics: The Sonics re-signed restricted free agent guard Ron "Flip" Murray to a one-year contract. Terms were not announced.

"We're excited to have Flip back next season," general manager Rick Sund said. "He adds explosiveness to our backcourt and is versatile enough to play both guard positions."

Sund said Murray has "one of the league's best crossover dribbles."

Last season, Murray's third in the NBA, he averaged seven points, two rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 49 games. He was acquired by the Sonics in February 2003 from the Milwaukee Bucks along with Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie and a conditional first-round draft choice.

New York Knicks: Phil Ford and Dave Hanners rejoined coach Larry Brown when they were hired as Knicks assistants.

Ford spent last season as an assistant under Brown at Detroit. He served 12 years as a North Carolina assistant, including the 1993 NCAA championship season. Ford was the 1979 NBA rookie of the year.

Hanners was an assistant the last two seasons with the Pistons. He has 17 years of coaching experience, including three with the Philadelphia 76ers under Brown. He also worked for 12 seasons on the North Carolina staff.

They join Herb Williams, Mark Aguirre and George Glymph on the Knicks staff.

Milwaukee Bucks: Filling out their roster a week before the start of training camp, the Bucks signed guard Andre Barrett and forward Tommy Smith, a pair of free agents with limited experience.

The 5-foot-10 Barrett averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 assists in 38 games last season with Houston and Orlando. He played for San Antonio's summer league team.

The 6-10 Smith averaged 13.4 points and 6.0 rebounds in 14 games with Yakima of the CBA. A 2003 second-round pick of Chicago, he was waived during that season without playing a game.

Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was used in this report.