Stephon Marbury has committed to sign with Chinese Pro Team Shanxi Zhongyu after declining a call from the Miami Heat to join their super squad for a 2010-2011 season in the NBA.

The Chinese club signed a three-year contract with the former Phoenix Suns guard, with an option for Marbury to become a semi-coach in the third year, but declined to release financial details.

In respect of the commercial part of the deal, the club will help Marbury promote the sale of his personal sneakers brand in China. The 33-year-old Marbury, who played a half season with the Shanxi Zhongyu last season, averaged 19.3 points, 7.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds in his 13 years in the NBA.