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Thunder Sign Thabo Sefolosha to Extension

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Originally Published: Oct 29, 2009 10:17 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff & AP Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Guard Thabo Sefolosha has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. General manager Sam Presti announced the new deal before the Thunder’s 102-89 season opening victory over the Sacramento Kings. Sefolosha scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"It's definitely a great feeling to be able to say, `OK, it'll be four more years here' and everything," Sefolosha said. "For the team to offer me a contract like that is great."

The extension comes five days after Oklahoma City exercised its options to keep first-round picks Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook and D.J. White with the team through the 2010-11 season. The 25-year old will avoid free agency at the end of the season, and give the father of three more stability.

"I was looking forward to it, but I love the environment here and just the opportunity to stay with the team. I really like that," Sefolosha said. "We've got a great team, teammates I really enjoy. Just being here for a few more years, I like it."

The Switzerland native averaged 8.5 points and 5.2 rebounds last season with the Thunder after being acquired in a February trade with the Chicago Bulls.

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