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NBA Briefs

October 30, 2002


Knicks give Chaney one-year extension

New York Don Chaney received some added job security Tuesday, getting a one-year contract extension from the New York Knicks.

The extension is the second Chaney has received in less than a year since taking over after Jeff Van Gundy's unexpected resignation in December.

"We have great confidence that Don is the right person to lead the Knicks," said James Dolan, chairman of Cablevision, the Knicks' corporate owner.

"We appreciated his willingness to step into a challenging position last December and believe that he has shown all the qualities that the Knicks need to succeed."

With a career record of 276-409, Chaney will be entering his 11th season as a head coach.

Antonio McDyess went down for the season with a broken kneecap in the team's third exhibition game, and Latrell Sprewell has been sidelined.

Murray out of action with torn ligaments

Toronto Toronto forward Lamond Murray is expected to miss 16 weeks twice as long as previously expected following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right foot.

Murray was injured in a preseason game against the New Jersey Nets on Oct. 18. He underwent surgery at the University of Iowa.

Murray will have his foot in a cast for two weeks, then will begin his rehabilitation. The Raptors initially believed Murray would miss up to eight weeks.

Pacers sign Foster

Indianapolis Backup forward Jeff Foster signed a contract extension with Indiana on Tuesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 6-foot-11 Foster was the 21st overall pick by Golden State in 1999 and came to Indiana in a draft-day trade.

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