The AP reports:

Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury has agreed to three more years with a Chinese basketball team, whose owners will set up a company to produce and sell his line of athletic apparel and shoes, the team said Thursday.

Marbury played 15 games last season with Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association. The point guard was a fan favorite in the rustbelt city of Taiyuan, showing none of the defiant personality that had alienated management, teammates and fans in the U.S.

Marbury, 33, will play two more years and may be asked to become an assistant coach in the third, Shanxi said in an announcement on its website.

Jan 31, 2010 - Taiyuan, Shanxi, China - STEPHON MARBURY of Shanxi Zhongyu controls the ball at a match against Dongguan Marco Polo during the CBA 09/10 Season, in Taiyuan, north Chinas Shanxi province, January 31, 2010. Cedric Simmons made a winning free-throw in Dongguan Marco Polos 102-101 win over Shanxi Zhongyu on Sunday, spoiling Stephon Marburys debut in the Chinese Basketball Association league (CBA). Marbury had 15 points, 7-out-of-11 in the field and 0-out-of-6 on three-pointers, eight assists, four steals and four rebounds in 28 minutes.