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Bucks lose Redd for 4-6 weeks because of a left knee injury

January 09, 2007|From the Associated Press

Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Redd will be sidelined four-to-six weeks because of a left knee injury, the team announced on Monday.

Redd, the NBA's fifth-leading scorer at 27.7 points a game, hurt the knee on a meaningless dunk during the Bucks' loss to Cleveland on Friday night. He strained his patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shin bone.

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Larry Brown, who returned to the NBA last week as an executive vice president with the Philadelphia 76ers, said he has no immediate plans to coach again.

"At this moment, no," said Brown, who previously coached the 76ers. "I didn't come here to be involved in the coaching. After last year, I think I need to step away from coaching for a while, and I'm 66. I don't know if that's what I'm looking to do."

Brown was fired last summer by the New York Knicks.

Coach Maurice Cheeks, an assistant under Brown for four seasons in Philadelphia, said he valued Brown's input, adding, "I'm not opposed to Larry being around."

Meanwhile, forward Chris Webber, long unhappy with his role in Philadelphia, hinted that he may soon be a former 76er.

When asked if the team was trying to buy out his contract, Webber said, "I've been talking to them for a long time."

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