--G Randy Foye called it a "no-brainer" to pick the Jazz over other suitors, including the Knicks, Mavericks, Rockets and Bulls.
"When I sat to down with my wife and some of my family members," Foye said, "I understood that this was the perfect place for me to take my career as a basketball player to the next level."
Foye signed only a one-year contract with Utah, which used part of its mid-level exception. But Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor said both parties are hoping for a "long-term" relationship.
--G Mo Williams didn't take long to congratulate Foye on remaining his teammate. Less than two hours after Foye agreed to terms with Utah, Williams sent a text message to a guy he's played alongside for the last year and a half.
The text was a simple one, according to Foye. "(Williams) just said, 'Welcome.' "
Foye was also Jazz center Al Jefferson's teammate for two years in Minnesota at the beginning of his career.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"We finally got somebody not named Williams."--Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor after signing guard Randy Foye. The Jazz traded for Mo Williams and Marvin Williams earlier in the summer.
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