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Heard will coach while Brown is grounded

11/22/2004 - Detroit Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown
will miss the team's next two games after doctors advised him
traveling could put him at risk for complications after recent
hip surgery.
Brown will miss Detroit's games at Charlotte on Tuesday night and
at Cleveland on Wednesday night. He's expected to return for
Friday's home game against Miami.
The Hall of Fame coach's doctors told him that traveling to the
next two games could put him at risk for complications such as
blood clots.
Assistant Gar Heard will coach the team in Brown's absence.
Heard went 2-3 when Brown missed two weeks earlier this month
after the surgery.
Brown returned to the bench last Wednesday when Detroit defeated
Minnesota at home. He also coached the Pistons during their
brawl-marred game Friday against Indiana, as well as for Sunday night's
home win over Charlotte.