Hornets explain why Head not signed

Updated: July 15, 2010, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The Hornets say they decided not to sign free agent Luther Head after consulting with the team's medical staff.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Hornets president Hugh Weber says after consulting with their medical team they felt it was not in their best interest to sign Head.

The statement comes after Head's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Wednesday that New Orleans had not offered a reasonable explanation for rescinding a two-year contract offer for the veteran guard.

Thursday's comment was the first time the team formally acknowledged it was pursuing a deal with Head. But Bartelstein said on Saturday that Head had a two-year deal with New Orleans worth about $2.5 million, with a player's option for the second season.


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