The Philadelphia 76ers have signed point guard Johnny Dawkins to a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract.
The deal was signed Thursday hours before the opening of training camp in Lancaster, Pa.The Sixers also signed free agent and former Utah Jazz guard Rickey Green and six others to one-year contracts. Terms were not disclosed.
Dawkins, 27, was acquired Aug. 28, 1989, from San Antonio along with Jay Vincent for guards Maurice Cheeks and David Wingate and center Chris Welp.
The 6-foot-2 Dawkins was third in team scoring last season with a 14.3 average and added 7.4 assists per game as the 76ers reached the second round of the playoffs before being eliminated by the Chicago Bulls.
Dawkins, who played in college at Duke, was the 10th overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft.
Green, 36, appeared in 69 games last season with Indiana, averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 assists. In 12 NBA seasons he averaged 9.5 points and 5.6 assists. His best scoring season was with Utah in 1981-82, when scored at a 14.8 clip in 81 games. Golden State drafted him in 1977 out of Michigan with the 16th overall pick in the first round.
The Sixers also signed 6-3 guard Luther Burks, 6-8 forward Mario Butler, 6-0 guard Greg Harvey, 6-8 forward Dean Kriebel, 6-4 guard Carlton McKinney, 6-10 forward-center Brian Rahilly and 6-2 guard Kenny Travis.
In other NBA action, the Chicago Bulls signed forward Cliff Levingston to a two-year contract. Levingston, entering his ninth NBA season, played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1984 through last season and earlier spent two years with the Detroit Pistons.
And in New York, former Maryland forward Jerrod Mustaf, the 17th player selected in the NBA draft, signed a four-year contract with the New York Knicks.