Monday , Nov , 24 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Medical condition ends Mourning’s career

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – New Jersey Nets veteran center Alonzo
Mourning will no longer be able to continue his professional basketball
career, effective November 24, because of an existing medical condition.

Team president and general manager Rod Thorn delivered the sad news on Monday.

“It is with great sadness that I make this announcement,” said Thorn. “Alonzo
is a true champion and a very courageous athlete who attempted to defy the
odds with his comeback to the NBA. Unfortunately, his medical condition will
not allow him to continue his basketball career. Our thoughts and prayers are
with him as he continues his fight against this disease.”