Sund deserves a raise for this summer

Here's Rick Sund (left), following the steal of the century: the trade for guard Jamal Crawford. (Getty Images.)

I’m not sure if there is an award for Atlanta Spirit Employee of the Year (and actually the old Groucho Marx line comes to mind: “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.”)

But doesn’t Rick Sund deserve at least some kind of trophy?

This isn’t to suggest the Hawks are going to win the NBA title next season. But the team’s second-year general manager significantly improved his team with the acquisition of Jamal Crawford, is close to having every major player from last season under contract and is about to come in under budget.

With the recent signings of point guard Mike Bibby (three years, $18 million) and center Zaza Pachulia (four years, $19 million), a possible agreement soon with small forward Marvin Williams (possible 2009-10 salary: $7.5 million) and projecting Mario West signing a qualifying offer ($1 million), that would give the Hawks 10 players under contract for a total payroll of about $62 million.

That means Sund can fill out the bench with a few more players and still come in well below last season’s payroll of $68 million.

And as an added bonus, Aetna lowered their health insurance premiums now that Speedy Claxton is gone. (I’ll let you know when I think Speedy jokes get old.)

The Spirit owners should give a portion of the payroll savings to Sund. General managers don’t have to be popular with players. They just have to stick to budgets, build winning teams and try to work in concert with their head coach. Sund has done all that.

Bibby’s $6 million annual average is a big drop from last season’s $14.983 million. But Sund recognized the point guard wasn’t going to get a significantly better deal elsewhere. Clearly, so did Bibby. He also knew Bibby wanted to come back.

As a safety net, Sund acquired Crawford from Golden State. That had to make Bibby think. That’s called leverage.

Pachulia made $4 million a year in his last contract. He will make $4.75 million in this one. It’s not much of a raise. Pachulia surely wanted more. But who was going to give it to him?

There’s no guarantee Williams will sign a long-term offer tendered by the team (potentially five years for between $38 million and $40 million). But at worst, he’ll probably stay for the qualifying offer at $7,355,165 and take his chances. Injuries have prevented his marketability from being higher this summer, and as a restricted free agent he has minimal leverage.

This off-season figured to be one of the most important in franchise history for the Hawks. Three of the top six players (Bibby, Williams, Pachulia) had expiring contracts. Decisions related to the draft had to be made. But Sund has handled everything without panic and with seeming relative ease (or at least, quietly).

What a refreshing change of pace from a local team’s front office.

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Melvin

July 13th, 2009
11:05 am

Jeff,

Why should Sund receive a raise for doing his job? It’s not like the Hawks won a Championship with him overhauling the roster. This team won 47 games under Sund first year on the job with him adding 2 players to the roster and fumbling the ball on 1 of his 2 RFA’s. This summer he has done a good job in re-signing 2 of the team top FA’s and close to getting a deal done on the 3rd. However, he did not acquire any of those 3 players. His only task was to get them to re-sign. Now I do give him credit for acquring Crawford for a hill of beans. But his work here hasn’t merit an increase in pay. If the Hawks improve again this upcoming seasnon, then maybe we could talk about increase in pay or extension….

Reid Adair

July 13th, 2009
11:09 am

Let’s take at least half (if not all) of Frank Wren’s salary and give it to Rick Sund. Sund is showing what a general manager is supposed to do. Wren could definitely take a lesson (or two … or five).

cdog

July 13th, 2009
11:28 am

jeff, what are you looking at? all of the teams above us has gotten better. sund made 1 move.we need that center and not some retread. sund has sit on his butt with a cell phone in his ear and done nothing. that is needed to take the hawks to the next level.we still don’t have childress and marvin. the money he spent toward za za could have been used to bring in lamar odom or amare stoudemiere. pachalia is never going win no championship for you. the washington wizards probably has by passed us with their moves. if he fails to bring in the needed people not only should he not get a raise but he should be ran out of town. i know he’s your buddy and you’re trying to win points for him but unless he gets off his butt you’re tactic won’t work.

Matt Winkeljohn

July 13th, 2009
11:28 am

In this day and age, the act of cutting budget might merit a raise if raises still existed. Shoot, based on this concept, there’d be raises in store for certain folks at the AJC.

Agree with your baseline observation here, though, Jeffrey.

Beware the possibility, however, that The Bird could infect his avian cousin — The Hawk — at any moment. Shame Newberry’s getting credit from Mark for The Bird, BTW. George and I cooked that up about the time Jamal held out for a big raise the summer after the Super Bowl run which had been pocked by Eugene’s midnight galavantin’. Jamal, as all will recall, finally cashed in, went to camp (fun chase through the streets of Greenville, S.C., that), and then blew out his ACL before the horses hit the season’s first turn. And a bunch of thoroughbreds morphed into mules. A trend, that.

Anyway, Bird Flu . . . you never know. Just sayin’. Don’t judge the flight of any local bird before it has taken flight, remained aloft, and landed safely. That mistake’s been made a million times ’round here.

SB

July 13th, 2009
11:31 am

Melvin…………Sund didn’t drop the ball on Chill’s. No need to sign a player for more than he’s worth or trade him for players you don’t want, just to say you got some thing. Bringing in Jamal was a great move and getting Bibby and Zaza signed for less than what Bibby made last season was a better move. That said you are right, give him credit but it’s not time for a raise yet.

Reid Adair…….. LOL…… funny but you can’t blame Frank for all the braves problems. It was John that traded Salty and raided the Braves minor’s for years. Eventually it was going to catch up, he moved on in time for it to catch someone else.

JSS

July 13th, 2009
12:00 pm

Wow, you wanted to blow up the good ship Atlanta Hawks for the whole of last season… Sund was asleep at the wheel… Woodson was incompetent… Josh Smith was a cancer… Joe Johnson needed to be traded… You said so many things about Marvin I can’t list them all here… Like the Sugar Hill Gang said: “On and on till the break of dawn!” Jeff, you can not rewrite history… You know what I want to call you, but you might email me again and make me cry… NOT!!! HAWK WORLD, rise up!!! 3 months to the beginning of training camp!!!

Psssssssssssstttttt…
What about the Thrashers?

BrittishAnger

July 13th, 2009
12:41 pm

Hold your horses and your carriages…It’s a bit premature to give the man a raise when many other significant moves have turned the Eastern Conference into a Cage Match waiting to happen. I give him more credit than most other GM’s in the league who have squandered their time and done little to improve their team, and in Ricky-Oh’s defense, he has done a splendid job retaining the most important pieces of our teams core while eliminating some players who were not providing much help otherwise. Sund’s raise comes from what happens as a result of these moves, not from making them in the first place; it’d be like giving a lolly-pop to a kid for putting his shoes on the right feet but not tying the laces. When the details regarding Marvin’s return are finalized, when we here what the rest of the team has been improving on in the last month and a half, when we make that final move to solidify the front court (and not doing so would be tantamount to waiving JJ on suspicion of taking up the Lamar Odom diet), and when next season is completed, with Woody and Josh actually getting along through it without any drama, then maybe we’ll talk a raise…

All I'm Saying Is...

July 13th, 2009
12:47 pm

Struggling to meet that blog minimum, are we Schultz? This is a non-story. Sund makes one positive move — the trade for Jamal — and Schultz says he deserves a raise.

Sund is simply doing his job a job made easier because, first, the marketplace stinks and second, Bibby and ZaZa wanted to stay. When players want to stay (i.e. not necessarily seeking a max deal) and management wants to keep them, then negotiating a deal is straight-forward.

What Sund does with Marvin, whether he signs or trades for a bigger body to start at center instead of relying on ZaZa and Al and good health all around to take us further in the playoffs, what is to be done with Flip Murray (Sunds best move of 2008)…those are the real interesting questions that will give us some insight into what Sund is capable of doing in the role.

Stay tuned…

Mac

July 13th, 2009
12:52 pm

Sund hasn’t necessarily made the Hawks a lot better next season, but he didn’t keep them from becoming a lot worse. Kudos for that. A big raise? Not yet. Heck, I could retire on Zaza’s raise. Perspective, Jeff.

Mac

July 13th, 2009
12:57 pm

Correction. He DID keep them from getting a lot worse. This could have been a disastrous offseason and he’s already assured it won’t be.

BrittishAnger

July 13th, 2009
1:05 pm

He doesn’t deserve to be fired yet, I’ll give him that much, but compared to what the rest of the East is doing and how they’re making moves, I’ll only give him a raise if we don’t get swept out of the 2nd round this year and we pick up a good defensive post player that won’t let us get beat silly by Brook Lopez on the glass. He’s done a good job so far, but Free Agency is far from over, and we still don’t have a full 12-man team to run with yet anyways, much less a 13th man or 14th man on the side to guarantee some depth if the injuries return to plague us again. Things have been agreed to, but are not finished, nobody gets a raise for half finishing a job….

Anakin Joe

July 13th, 2009
1:23 pm

If after the Cavs series, you wrote “the Hawks need an upgrade at the back-up combo guard position to take the next step” then you’re right, Sund deserves a raise. If, however, you thought that the Hawks needed one or more of the following: front court depth (from proven vets as opposed to projects), an alpha male to provide locker-room leadership, a consultant/assistant to work with our front-court players, a legit low-post threat, a PG to stop dribble penetration and a big man who can defend the rim… if any of those were included in your “what will it take for the Hawks to take the next step” wish list, then you are still waiting just like me. Let’s hold off on the raises until one of the Hawks’ pot holes is fixed.

STRETCH

July 13th, 2009
1:40 pm

Well you gotta give the guy credit for off loading Moochie Claxton and Acie for Jamaal Crawford. That was a great move. With him on the floor that will free JJ(create shots) and Bibby(set shots).

Kent

July 13th, 2009
1:40 pm

Are you kidding? He added Crawford and re-signed a few players. None of the problem areas have been addressed yet. Hopefully he’s got something else up his sleeve. Getting a little ahead of yourself I’d say.

Sleeze

July 13th, 2009
1:46 pm

A starting front-line of Horford, Williams, and J Smith is nice for running up and down the court, but they can’t match up in a half-court game with the Beasts of the East. Of all the things I thought they HAD to do this off-season, we needed to at least develop another low post threat that would allow Horford to spend some time at PF. Al has the potential to be one of the best power forwards in the league at some point but he’ll always have trouble matching up at center. Not sure I’d be looking to give a raise to someone who doesn’t recognize that or not make at least an attempt (that we know of) to address it.

dap01

July 13th, 2009
1:47 pm

He has done a great job so far. He needs to now “finish the drill”. There are weaknesses on the roster that need attention, (interior defense, perimeter defense and shooting depth.

Go Sund!

Sleeze

July 13th, 2009
1:49 pm

We had two columnists here who were struggling to come up with something meaningful to write about once every 3-4 days, and now they’ve having to come up with stuff at least daily????? Here’s guessing Jeff’s next blog will be singing the praises of the umpires at the Cherokee Teachers’ Association Summer League co-ed softball league..

Chris

July 13th, 2009
1:53 pm

I think the Hawks did what they needed to do this offseason (assuming we get Marvin back). The other teams ahead of us were FAR ahead of us anyways last year. There was not much we could’ve done this offseason to make up for the 12 games we lost the division by or the 19 games out of first we were. This year, barring injuries, I expect us to contend for home court advantage again this year, then hopefully when we get to the second round we’ll have a healthier roster than the old guys that the Magic, Celtics, and Cavs have put on the court. We don’t have what I would call a “problem” area on the team until guys start getting injured. We have shooters, we have guys that can get to the basket, we have a leader, a defensive star, big men, and the bench players we need to win. Just because we don’t have 3-4 all star’s on the court at once doesn’t mean we can’t win the big games. We have youth, which is more than you can say for any of the teams in front of us.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 13th, 2009
2:05 pm

Sund has done a good job this offseason, but the slow economy has to come into play at least a little bit. The Crawford trade was a very good move any year. But does he sign Bibby and Zaza to similar deals in years when the economy is doing better? I doubt it.

Jfreak

July 13th, 2009
2:07 pm

Funny what a little winning will make some forget! The very fact that the Hawks will remain a contender (not likely a championship) is a HUGE improvement over the past 10 years! I’m sure Sund would like to land a Super Star for the league minimum but that’s not reality.

Overall grade: B+ to A- (If Marvin is signed grade: A)

No raise though Sund! Sorry buddy but you’re paid to make this team good. You get a raise when you make them into a Champion.

PS: Who is the crack head who thinks you can get Amare or Odom for what Sund signed ZAZA for? You grammer is almost as silly as your thinking. Cdog, those boys earn a bit more than 4 million a year. Just sayin’ dog!

Brian D

July 13th, 2009
2:09 pm

Great job slick rick!!!!! Marvin the duck needs to sign. J-chill needs to stop being a selfish prick and sign also. Bring david anderson over and add robert swift for added height and length. Randolph morris couldn’t score 10 points in a rec league game. Go Hawks!!!! WE are the 4th best team in the east but now we can compete against the big boys.

Volman

July 13th, 2009
2:11 pm

The Speedy Claxton jokes will NEVER go bad. Keep ‘em coming.

He deserves it!

Brian D

July 13th, 2009
2:12 pm

tell zaza he needs pro-active for his back!!!!!!!!!!!

Hawk n the Ham

July 13th, 2009
2:13 pm

I just read an article on SI where they had a handful of their writers explaining who they thought were winners of trades and who they thought would be in the top four. Some guy didn’t have Atlanta in his top four in the East. Going on to say he thought ATL was too “Peter Pan-ish”, and they were never going to grow up.

Reid Adair

July 13th, 2009
2:15 pm

SB, I’m not talking about what John Schuerholz did. You are right about that. I’m talking about what Wren has done … and perhaps, more importantly, NOT done … since he’s been general manager.

Chris Broe

July 13th, 2009
2:25 pm

How shameful was it that no sports writer in the country could refrain from mentioning Steve McNair’s superbowl drive when they reported his murder-suicide? Yes, he got his head blown clean off by some deranged woman but he was inside the red zone and he just fell short in that superbowl game, remember?

Shame.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 13th, 2009
2:42 pm

I should also add that while it was an economic downturn that may have enabled these latest signings, it is good that with these two, ZaZa and Bibs, that wanting to STAY in Atlanta helped the negotiations and may have swayed the numbers toward the Hawks favor.

Nice to say that for a change.

Ken

July 13th, 2009
2:44 pm

Why is everyone always talking about getting “Amare Stoudamire?” Has he made it known that he wants to playe in Atlanta or something? I know there was the rumor a while back about him coming here, but it was just a rumor. Plus, after his knee surgery, eye surgery, and defense anemia is he worth all the fuss. Need we forget in all of that he is a beneficiary of playing with Steve Nash. We have a young team and has Stoudamire shown enough for us to think he can make players around him better? Think about it!

Steve Brown

July 13th, 2009
2:46 pm

I just watched a short video clip of David Andersen and I can say based on what I just observed he has a more complete offensive game both inside and out than any Hawk big man. He needs to be signed and you and Smith need to get on top of this story.

Sean

July 13th, 2009
2:50 pm

Give him credit for what? Signning Zaza Pachulia? Why, because he stood up to Kevin Garnett. But, Didn’t KG put Zaza in the basket everytime he touched the ball. KG ain’t even a center. The Hawks need a center. YO

Sean

July 13th, 2009
2:50 pm

Give him credit for what? Signning Zaza Pachulia? Why, because he stood up to Kevin Garnett. But, Didn’t KG put Zaza in the basket everytime he touched the ball. KG ain’t even a center. The Hawks need a center. YO

Sean

July 13th, 2009
2:58 pm

THE HAWKS NEED A DOMINANT CENTER IN ORDER TO WIN. YOU NEED A CENTER TO WIN IN THE EAST, WEST, AND THE FINALS. Hell, just ask Lebron James. the hawks couldn’t get pass a ONE MAN CLEVLAND team. YO HAWKS, YOU NEED SIZE NOT 5FT GUARDS AND A SOFT INSIDE PLAYER POSING AS A CENTER. Of course you got Bibby and Pachulia for a discount. Hell, nobody else was interested in their services. The last decent center the haws had was Mutombo. How long ago was that. The hawks need to stop trying to be the Phoenix Suns and try to be like the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Magic, Nuggets, and Cavaliers. Winning Franchises HAVE DOMINANT BIG MEN. The only dominant force for the haws is Joe Johnson and Al Horford

NC Hawks Fan

July 13th, 2009
3:07 pm

Thanks for all the blogs and articles. The Hawks had a chance to lose some valuable guys and drop down in the standings. Looks like they are solidifying themselves to stay in the top 4 and looking for 50 win seasons for a few years. I know we are still a BIG player away from moving to championship level but it has been a great offseason to see continual growth rather than backsliding. Great feeling like we got a GM who knows how to take care of what you have to do and doing it in the right way. A 50 plus win season might bring us the player we need next year to take us to the top!!

TheHawksFan

July 13th, 2009
3:12 pm

Rick has GOT IT DONE BABY!!! Shaq Wallace and Carter “Upgrades”?? Boston is done. Garnett wont play till December. Allen is 56 yrs old and Wallace will have more Techs than rebounds by Nov. Powe is gone and Baby close behind. Orlando is Done.
They had the Lakers BEAT. They gave away 3 games plus let Nelson play, neverrr will understand that 1. Then they BLOW up the whole TEAM, for Vince and Bass??? The Cavs have a Superstar living in LaLa land. The guy is burning video tapes of him getting ABUSED! WTF?? They add the BIG…well just damn Big. He cant run jump anymore and he never could shoot. By Jan they will tank with all the Lebron is gone talk. The Hawks are staying the course plus at a CHEAPER rate. So Yeah SUND gets a RAISE and STAYS as long as he WANTS. GOOOOOO HAWKS!!!!

mountain_jim

July 13th, 2009
3:21 pm

I agree with Steve Brown that a good column subject would be why the Hawks keep wasting 2nd round draft choices on Euro-players and never bring any over. Andersen looks like a really useful big for the Hawks but as best as we can tell (from poor translations of articles in spanish or something) the Hawks offered him crumbs and he wishes they would trade his rights so he could earn what he feels he is worth from some other NBA team. So Jeff, what’s the story? How much was he offered and how much is he worth?

Oh, and a Winklejohn signing – the remaining few ajc sports writers sure are having to work harder to make up for the absence of all the goners, eh?

Chris M

July 13th, 2009
3:24 pm

He won’t get any credit from me until he FIRES WOODY!!!! Nothing he has done will matter unless we get a real coach! Firing Woody will show he really knows what he is doing!

cdog

July 13th, 2009
3:49 pm

ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS, JEFF AND ALL OTHERS YOU CAN FOOL YOUR SELF ABOUT SUND DOING A GOOD JOB ALL YOU WANT TO, IF HE FAILS TO ACQUIRE THAT GOOD BIG MAN OR MEN, WATCH WHERE THE HAWKS WILL BE THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.ONLY WHEN SUND FAILS HE WON’T BE BLAMED, BUT IT WILL BE MIKE WOODSON WHEN IT WILL BE CLEARLY SUND’S FAULT WHEN THE TEAM GOES ONE AND DONE.

Greg

July 13th, 2009
3:55 pm

Hey Sean!

Where are they gone get a dominant center from. You have one dominant center in the last 10 years his name…Shaq. If you say Horford is a dominate player….well he plays PF the same position the other dominate post player of this era plays…his name: Tim Duncan. Dwight Howard is the closest thing in the league to Shaq and he is far from dominate.

Reggie

July 13th, 2009
4:06 pm

Jeff,

If Billy had done the exact same moves you would have deemed them inadequate in this ecomony and FA market , but I guess the AJC pays you for your “opinion”!

ByteMe

July 13th, 2009
4:11 pm

Jeff, you forgot that he still has to sign the two rookies they drafted. That’s going to cut into budget some.

NC Hawks Fan

July 13th, 2009
4:17 pm

It is amazing how people think that anyone could just take a GM job in and trade any players for great players. Or better yet, just go sign guys who are the best in the league and not even consider that there are many factors in doing that. 1) You have to have the money to do it, 2) They have to want to come play for you, 3) you have to find the right guys.

Sund has done a great job in keeping the Hawks on the winning track. Once we do that for a couple of years + then we will have more interest from the BIG Name guys to play. Please stop complaining about not making the completely unreasonable trade for 2 of our average players for someone elses All star. The Hawks are moving forward. Not championship next year, but we should have a great year and move closer to being able to sign that BIG name guy!

All I'm Saying Is...

July 13th, 2009
4:46 pm

Sean and Greg: We don’t need a dominant center just one that can either prevent guys from driving down the lane at will such as was the case with D-Wade and LeBron (ex. Tyson Chandler) or at least represent a mild scoring threat (ex. Erick Dampier) or someone who does a little of both (ex. Gortat). ZaZa does his best but he can’t intimidate anyone and he has zero low post moves.

Since we chose not to trade up in the draft (using Marvin, Speedy, Acie, etc.) and get Thabeet (which is what I would have pursued), then our next best option, in my opinion, is do one of the following:
1) Trade Marvin for Tyson Chandler (assuming he’s healthy) since NO tried to get rid of once before already. He’s 7′, strong, and has a mean streak.
2) Another option, unless he already signed the deal with Dallas, is Gortat in Orlando.
3) Another option is Rasho Nesterovic [sp.] of Indianapolis who is unrestricted FA. He’s big 7′ 255 lbs, is an 11 year veteran, has some offensive skills, has some gas left in the tank at 33 years young and we should be able to get him inexpensively.

Patrick

July 13th, 2009
4:47 pm

Making a team better while cutting payroll is a solid off-season, poor economy or otherwise. The Williams situation needs to get resolved but all signs point to that happening at a reasonable price. No, the Hawks didn’t land a marquee free agent, but better to hold tight and wait for the right player than sign someone like Turkoglu to a hideous long-term deal. Very impressive off-season for the Hawks.

Jeff Schultz

July 13th, 2009
4:56 pm

Some interesting responses. I have a question for the Sund critics: If what he has done is so easy, how come the Hawks never wrapped up their business with such ease in the past? And do you remember the owners he’s working for? Think it through, man.

Reid – I’ll see if Frank will sign off on that and get back to you.

Cdog – I don’t think Orlando has gotten better (which doesn’t mean they aren’t better). I’m not a big Vince guy.

Winks – Thanks for checking in. … I don’t know what you’re talking about. I have more money than I know what to do with. … And yes, I knew it was Mr. Henry who coined the Bird thing, with assistance from you. … Hey, what’s that on Jim Mora’s shirt?

Jeff Schultz

July 13th, 2009
5:05 pm

Sleeze – I didn’t realize that league was co-ed. Any hot teachers?

Jfreak – thanks for the perspective.

Volman – thanks for that confirmation.

Hawk n ham – Peter pan ish? First time I heard that analogy. Who’s Hook in this scenario? Smee? Wendy?

Najeh – No question Zaza and Bibby wanting to stay helped.

Sean: 20 teams in the NBA need a dominant center. What’s your point?

Reggie – If Billy Knight had done the exact same thing, I would be waiting to wake up because I’d know it was a dream.

tjhook

July 13th, 2009
5:25 pm

Why does everyone keeps begging for a “true” center when the game has clearly opened up for agile and mobile athletes?! San Antonio runs a team with Duncan operating at center. McDyess at 6′10 is the backup center! We need a deep rotation of athletes who can be effective on both ends of the court.
I have a trade suggestion for Rick Sund: Marvin Williams and the rights to Josh Childress are traded to the New Orleans Hornets for James Posey and Julian Wright. Posey can start or come off the bench and having him in the rotation will force Josh Smith to play more inside since all of the other top scorers will not be shy to shoot (Joe, Bibby, Crawford and Posey. Josh will be forced to make more back to the basket plays and will have the luxury of defense not sagging on him because of the strong wing players we would have. The talent edge might go to New Orleans, but Posey would fit better into what the Hawks are trying to do (run teams off the court with athleticism). Wright at 6′9 is worth taking a flyer on as a big man.

tjhook

July 13th, 2009
5:28 pm

If Sund gets Flip to come back, then he can get consideration for Executive of the Year because he would have convinced a player that being in Atlanta is worth more than the power of the dollar bill.

Brendan

July 13th, 2009
5:34 pm

I hope the savings get passed to the Thrashers, who still have a LW Captain to appease.

buzz

July 13th, 2009
5:34 pm

Yeah, Sund should get some credit for not blowing up a second round playoff team, but no raise. If the Hawks sign David Andersen they will win the East next year. The guy would have the best low post game on the team to go along with some shooting range. I also hope they sign the guy from Augusta State Garett Siler. He was dominant at the DII level, and he only began playing his senior year of high school so he has a lot of upside.

Jeff, any information on how the Hawks feel about Siler?

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