Found July 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The NBA's moratorium on free agents was lifted at midnight, and the Brooklyn Nets public relations staff didn't waste any time sending out the most important press release in the team's young history. Just over an hour past midnight (1:21 a.m.) on Wednesdsay, the Nets officially released the news that had been readily known for a few days, that All-Star guard Deron Williams had ended his free agency and agreed to a five-year, $98 million contract. Williams apparently signed his new deal in Las Vegas, where he's training with the United States Olympic team, on general manager Billy King's iPad. Ah, the wonders of modern technology. Williams even revealed the story of his signing on his Twitter account, another sign of the times. "Officially a Brooklyn Net! Signed my contract on an iPad. Just thank God for this wonderful opportunity," Williams wrote. In the release, there was a more detailed comment from Williams. "I am really excited to be...

Williams uses iPad to sign new contract

Williams will be a Brooklyn Net for the forseeable future. He has re-signed with the former New Jersey squad on a deal worth a reported $98 million over five years. There is an opt-out clause for the fourth year should anything (Dwight Howard) not go to plan. Williams is currently in Las Vegas practicing with Team USA as the prepare for the 2012 London Olympics, but he broke...

Deron Williams used iPad to sign new contract (Picture)

Wednesday marked the first day NBA free agents could officially sign contracts, and Deron Williams made his new deal with the Nets official. The All-Star point guard signed his contract electronically using an iPad (perhaps he was using Docusign?). Williams is in Las Vegas practicing for the Olympics with Team USA, so the electronic signature made sense. Williams’ contract is...

Deron Williams tweets picture of himself signing Nets contract

Deron Williams announced his official signing with the Brooklyn Nets the way any modern athlete does it these days— by tweeting. Williams didn't only tweet the news of his long-awaited deal, he sent a picture of himself actually signing the five-year, nearly $100 million contract on his iPad along with this message: "Officially a Brooklyn Net!  Signed my contract on...

Brooklyn bound: Williams inks five-year deal with Nets

Deron Williams made his decision to stay with the Brooklyn Nets official at 12:01 a.m. ET Wednesday, signing a five-year contract with the franchise on general manager Billy King's iPad and tweeting a photo of the proceedings. "I am really excited to be able to officially say that Brooklyn is home," Williams said. Williams has been sitting out five-on-five scrimmages...

Deron Williams signs Nets new contract on IPad (Picture)

Last night, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams signed his brand-new contract with the Brooklyn Nets for over 100 million dollars.Instead signing the usual paper document, Brooklyn decided to have D-Will sign his name on an Ipad contract:(Courtesy of Business Insider/Photo courtesy of Deron Williams Twitter)

Deron Williams "Inks" New Contract—Using an iPad

The world is changing; it used to be you had to be in the same room as a contract in order to sign it. No longer! New Jersey Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams, reinvigorated by the recent trade for Joe Johnson (and with a potential Dwight Howard deal swirling), signed a 5-year $98 million contract extension. However, currently training with Team USA in preparation for the Olympics...

Williams signs Nets deal, Griffin extends in LA

Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles. Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper - well, iPad actually - on a new deal worth $98 million over five years. The Nets came to...

Deron Williams signs new contract with Brooklyn Nets via iPad

  The Nets don’t yet know if Dwight Howard will be joining them when they make the move to Brooklyn. Among those they will have will be veteran forward Gerald Wallace who re-signed for $40 million over four years and recently acquired Joe Johnson. Leading the way will be the prized free agent of this summer’s class, Deron Williams, [...]

Joe Johnson Declares Brooklyn Nets Top Team in New York City, And It Is Hard to Argue With Him

Maybe the black-and-white motif made them feel like they were straight outta Compton, but the Brooklyn Nets were in a confident mood on Friday and were ready to tell everyone about it. At a news conference to introduce shooting guard Joe Johnson, Nets general manager Billy King declared Johnson and point guard Deron Williams the best backcourt in the NBA, and Johnson asserted that...

Mavericks take the dreaded downward turn

Well, it certainly wasn't the best time to take a vacation. But, in a city this crazy about its sports, there might not be a great time to do so. You just schedule your family time and grit your teeth whenbig sports news breaks. It always does. But, this year, it was not just big sports news. it was the biggest. It seems to affect the future of the Dallas Mavericks moving forward...

Mavs making progress in recovery process

One of the darkest periods in the history of the Dallas Mavericks has been interrupted with a dash of good news. After being staggered by Deron Williams' decision to remain with the Brooklyn Nets, the Mavs provided fans with their first glimpse at the recovery process. And as far as good omens go, you could do a lot worse than landing an ex-Hornet center. The Mavs signed former...

King says Nets a playoff team, but still need more

Re-signing point guard Deron Williams and acquiring shooting guard Joe Johnson have given the New Jersey Nets an All-Star backcourt that can get the franchise back to the playoffs in its first season in Brooklyn. Speaking at a news conference on Friday, general Manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson said the Nets can be one of the top teams in the East, but they need a few more...
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