Mohammed returns to Chicago for 16th NBA season

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Chicago native and veteran NBA center Nazr Mohammed sent a message from his Twitter account on Tuesday confirming his intention to re-sign with the Bulls for another season.

“It was an easy decision because I really enjoyed my teammates, coaching staff, management and the fans. I felt that we exceeded everyone's expectations but our own,” Mohammed tweeted. “I decided to return to the city that I was born and raised in to play my 16th season. Looking forward to going to battle with a group of guys who never made excuses and just tried to find a way to win. Can't wait to play for the Bulls again next season #SeeRed #BullsNation #Holdat”

Playing as a backup to Joakim Noah last season, Mohammed averaged 2.6 points and 3.1 rebounds during the regular season.

If Mohammed plays next season, he would eclipse Dan Issel as the longest tenured pro player in UK history.

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