Josh Childress Signs Multi-Million Dollar Contract With Atlanta Hawks

July 12, 2004

Atlanta, Ga - Josh Childress, who helped lead Stanford University to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Pac-10 Championship in 2004, has signed a multi-year contract with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

According to the NBA's rookie salary scale, Childress' three-year deal will be worth about $6.7 million. Childress was picked sixth overall in the first round of last month's NBA Draft. Childress became the highest Stanford player taken in the NBA Draft.

During the 2003-04 season, Childress was named to nine All-America teams, including six first team choices. Childress, who averaged 15.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, became the first Stanford player to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year (2004).

While at Stanford (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04), Childress helped the Cardinal to a 74-21 overall record, and a 43-11 mark in the Pac-10.

Childress ended his three-year Cardinal career with 1,061 points. Childress' name appears 17 times in the Stanford record book.

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