Udonis Haslem, the starting power forward on Miami's 2006 NBA championship team, has signed a five-year contract to remain with the team.
The deal's worth roughly $20 million, which is $14 million less than he could have received from the Mavericks or Nuggets. No doubt the fact that Miami's in the process of building a dynasty that has the potential to dominate the league for years to come was a key factor in his decision.
SI.com also says that Mike Miller's decision to join the Heat-- which the team hasn't formally announced yet-- weighed in Haslem's decision.
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This was an announcement that came with little fanfare. Mike Dunleavy, who led the Lakers to the NBA finals and came within one game of doing the same with the Portland Trailblazers, was named coach of the Clippers.