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Mike D'Antoni to miss worlds

Updated: August 3, 2010, 8:08 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni will not accompany Team USA to the World Championships in Turkey later this summer so he can fully treat an increasingly troublesome back.

Sources told ESPN.com that D'Antoni is not expected to need surgery but has been advised to forsake the considerable international travel Team USA has scheduled this summer. D'Antoni will undergo treatment and rehabilitation to prevent the condition from worsening before the start of NBA training camp in late ...

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