Brazil's Nene won't play in FIBA event
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.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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