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Green signs 4-year contract

The Orlando Magic on Tuesday announced the signing of Sidney Green to a four-year contract, making him the third veteran to sign with the expansion club this season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Green's agent, Bob Woolf of Boston, confirmed Tuesday night that Green will earn around $5-million.

Woolf, who was not in Orlando for the hastily called press conference that took place 30 minutes before the Magic played the Seattle SuperSonics, said that all of the money is guaranteed in the event of injury, and that only a small portion of the money is deferred.

Green actually signed his contract about an hour before tipoff.

Green joins teammates Terry Catledge and Sam Vincent as players to sign contract extensions with the Magic.

Catledge signed a six-year contract for $9.5-million; Vincent signed a three-year deal for $2.5-million. All three players were unrestricted free agents, eligible to sign with any NBA club at the end of the season.

Green, the first player selected in the expansion draft last summer, is averaging 9.4 points and 8.2 rebounds a game. Green leads the Magic in total rebounds (392) and defensive rebounds (276).

"Sidney has brought so much to the Magic, both on and off the court," Orlando president Pat Williams said. "He's played hard for us and has proven that he is one of the best rebounders in the league."

Blazers give Adelman

three-year extension

PORTLAND, Ore. _ Rick Adelman has been given a three-year contract extension as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced Tuesday.

The new contract runs through the 1992-93 season. Adelman had been working under a one-year contract that would have expired at the end of this season.

Under Adelman's direction, the Blazers have accomplished one of the biggest turnarounds in the league this season. They have a 36-14 record, third-best in the NBA, and trail the first-place Los Angeles Lakers by 1{ games in the Pacific Division.

Adelman, who was in Charlotte, N.C., preparing for a game Tuesday night against the Hornets, issued a statement thanking the team's front office and his staff for their support.

"I'm very excited about the future of our team," Adelman said. "We have an excellent young team, and I really appreciate the dedication of our players. They're the ones who've really helped make this contract possible."

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