76ers acquire Rentzias' rights from Hawks

Updated: July 3, 2002, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers signed Greek center Efthimios Rentzias on Wednesday.

The Sixers acquired the rights to Rentzias last Wednesday when they traded their 2004 and 2006 second-round draft picks to the Atlanta Hawks. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"I am excited that this initial step has been taken,'' Philadelphia general manager Billy King said. "The next step is getting him acclimated to the NBA style of basketball.''

The 6-foot-11, 250-pound ...

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