Brazil's Nene won't play in FIBA event
Updated: June 26, 2011, 10:30 AM ETAssociated Press
The Brazilian basketball confederation said Nene asked to be released on Friday, citing "personal" and "contractual" reasons.
The confederation said Nene's one-sentence statement did not provide any further explanation for his request.
The FIBA Americas Championship will be held in Argentina from August 30 to September 11.
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