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Midday Stampede: Bulls Officially Sign Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich signed his new contract for his second stint with the Bulls on Monday

By Bryan Crawford
|  Monday, Jul 23, 2012  |  Updated 1:16 PM CDT
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Bulls Officially Sign Kirk Hinrich

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Kirk Hinrich officially signed his contract for his second stint with the Bulls on Monday.

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The return of Kirk Hinrich to the Chicago Bulls became official as the team announced Monday afternoon the nine-year veteran had signed his contract.

“I’m very excited to be back in Chicago and to wear a Bulls uniform once again,” said Hinrich in a team statement. “I look forward to getting back on the court as a Bull, and contributing to the team in any way I can.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

For his career, Hinrich averages 12.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. He is the Bulls franchise leader in three-point field goals made (812) and attempted (2,144), and ranks fourth in assists (3,004) and steals (655).

The team will rely heavily on Hinrich at the point guard spot during the 2012-2013 season with Derrick Rose not expected to re-join the team until sometime after the All-Star break.

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