posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 08:10 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Center Greg Ostertag signed with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, leaving the Utah Jazz after nine seasons.
The terms of Ostertag's deal weren't immediately available. He signed with Sacramento on the same day center Vlade Divac left the Kings to rejoin the
Los Angeles Lakers.
Ostertag averaged 5.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.85 blocks during his career with the Jazz, who made him a first-round draft pick in 1995. He played
in two NBA Finals with Utah in 1997 and 1998.
With Mehmet Okur and Carlos Boozer expected to join the Jazz after signing offer sheets earlier this month, Utah had a glut of big men. Jarron Collins
and Curtis Borchardt still are under contract, and the Jazz made little effort to re-sign Ostertag.
In Sacramento, Ostertag will back up All-Star center Brad Miller.