Krystkowiak misses game vs. Raptors to be with wife in labor

Updated: November 6, 2007, 11:17 PM ET news services

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak missed Tuesday night's game against the Toronto Raptors after his wife, Jan, went into labor a few hours before the opening tip.

During Milwaukee's 112-85 win, the Krystkowiaks welcomed twins.

Bucks assistant Tony Brown stepped in to coach Milwaukee on Tuesday and said he was buying groceries around 3 p.m. when he got a text message from Krystkowiak asking him to take over.

Jan Krystkowiak is a former basketball player at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The couple already has three sons, Cameron, Luc and Ben.

Krystkowiak also is dealing with the recent loss of his uncle, Marion Krystkowiak, who died on Sunday. Krystkowiak was estranged from his father as a youngster and came to view his uncles as father figures.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this story.