Friday , Apr , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Brown out of hospital, but missed Friday’s game

New York, NY (Sports Network) – New York Knicks head coach Larry Brown was
released from a hospital, but missed Friday’s 97-80 home loss against the
Milwaukee Bucks.

Brown went to the locker room late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s
91-87 loss at Cleveland. After the game, Brown was taken to a local hospital
on a stretcher.

“Larry Brown has been released from the hospital this morning and is on his
way back to New York,” the team said in a statement. “He has a stomach ailment
and will not coach versus Milwaukee tonight. However, he is fully cleared to
return to the bench when he feels ready. Assistant coach Herb Williams will
coach the Knicks tonight in his place.”

Brown, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, has had
health issues before. He missed 17 games last season, as a hip replacement
operation led to his undergoing another surgery for a bladder problem. Brown
then had surgery after the Pistons lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA
Finals.

The Knicks have a 22-57 record, for the worst mark in the Eastern Conference.
The fourth all-time winningest coach in NBA history, Brown is in his first
year at the helm of the Knicks.

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