Mar­bury finds new club in Bei­jing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

For­mer NBA All-Star guard Stephon Mar­bury has re­port­edly signed a deal with the Chi­nese Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s Bei­jing En­ter­prises — aka Bei­jing Fly Drag­ons — end­ing days of spec­u­la­tion about his fu­ture.

Picked fourth over­all by the Mil­wau­kee Bucks in the 1996 NBA Draft, Mar­bury joined the Bei­jing Ducks in 2011 and av­er­aged 21.4 points and 5.5 as­sists while lead­ing the team to three CBA cham­pi­onships in 2012, 2014 and 2015. His con­tract was ter­mi­nated two months ago be­cause the two sides were in dis­agree­ment over his role in the up­com­ing sea­son. Mar­bury, 40, was hop­ing to re­turn to the floor, but the Ducks wanted him to be an as­sis­tant coach.

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