Agent: Brown 'day to day' for Knicks' final two games

Updated: April 16, 2006, 10:44 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Larry Brown did not travel to Detroit on Saturday for the New York Knicks' 103-97 loss to the Pistons and his status for New York's remaining two games is up in the air.

Brown was hospitalized Thursday night in Cleveland with a stomach ailment after becoming ill during the Knicks' 91-87 loss to the Cavaliers. He returned home Friday, but assistant coach Herb Williams ran the team in a 97-80 loss to Milwaukee.

His agent, Joe Glass, told the Bergen Record that an acid-reflux condition exacerbated by a virus prompted Brown's departure from Thursday's game.

The 65-year-old Brown missed a game for the first time this season Friday. He also was hospitalized in Memphis in February because of a pain in his chest, but returned before the next game.

While coaching the Pistons last season, he missed 17 games after having a hip replaced. That operation led to a bladder problem that required surgery in November. Brown needs more surgery for the bladder problem, but he's putting that off until after the season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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