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T-Mac to move to China. - Oct 9, 2012


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SHANGHAI Longtime NBA star Tracy McGrady is close to sealing a deal to play for Qingdao DoubleStar in China with an announcement expected within days, a team official said on Tuesday.

According to Japan Times, the team in the eastern city of Qingdao has reached a verbal agreement with the seven-time NBA All-Star and was waiting for McGrady to sign a contract, Qingdao's general manager Sheng Xishun told AFP.

"Both parties have reached a verbal agreement," Sheng said. "The contract is for one year." He declined to give financial details.

McGrady , 33, is familiar to Chinese fans through his years playing alongside the now-retired Yao Ming one of China's most popular athletes with the Houston Rockets.
  



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