Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 18, 2013

Sports briefs


The Register-News

---- — Vote on Kings sale still weeks away

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday that a decision on the future home of the Kings franchise is still at least two weeks away.

Stern told reporters after a meeting of owners considering the team’s sale that it could be early next month before it’s known if the team is staying in Sacramento or heading to Seattle.

“I would be charitable to say the first week in May, but it could slide a bit,” Stern said. “That’s where we are.”

Rasheed Wallace retires ... again

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace retired again from the NBA on Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury.

Wallace tried to make it back for the playoffs, but knew after a brief stint Monday against Charlotte that it was over.

“We all wish we can play forever but that’s just not the case,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “Some play longer than the others and in this case he had a long career, man, and he tried to come back and it just didn’t work and he’s going to move on with his life.”

Wallace, 38, ended a two-year retirement this season to join the Knicks and play for Woodson, who was an assistant in Detroit when Wallace helped the Pistons win the 2004 NBA title.

The 6-foot-11 forward was a key player off the bench during the Knicks’ strong start, but hadn’t played since December before returning Monday against Charlotte.