August 31, 2005
- The Seattle SuperSonics today signed 7-0 center Mikki Moore
, Sonics General Manager Rick Sund announced. As per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We’re pleased to have Mikki in a Sonics uniform," said Sund. "Mikki's length and his ability to run the floor complements the Sonics’ style of play and gives us added depth at both the center and forward positions."
Last season, Moore’s eighth in the NBA, he appeared in 74 games with the L.A. Clippers, averaging 5.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 15.9 minutes. He shot 50.2 percent from the floor and 78.7 percent from the foul line. Moore started four games and scored in double figures on 17 occasions, including a career-high 18 points in two separate games. Moore recorded a career-high 14 rebounds vs. the L.A. Lakers last season on Dec. 11, 2004.
"The addition of Mikki to our team strengthens our frontline," said Sonics Head Coach Bob Weiss. "He’s a big man who possesses very good hands and a strong basketball IQ. I’m looking forward to working with him."
During the 2004-05 season, Moore played a career-high 1,178 minutes and scored a career-high 396 points. In 256 NBA games, the former University of Nebraska player holds career averages of 4.7 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game.
Moore previously was with the Sonics for their 2003 entry in the Southern California Summer Pro League and was with the team during 2003 training camp.