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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  7 responses

Maurice Lucas’s Season is Over

Yes, even assistant coaches undergo season-ending surgery: “Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Maurice Lucas underwent successful bladder cancer surgery on Tuesday, the Trail Blazers announced today. Doctors anticipate a recovery period of 6-to-8 weeks. Lucas will not return to the bench for the remainder of the 2008-09 season. ‘I’m disappointed that I will be missing this stretch run,” Lucas said. “I am so proud of how our guys have played and I’m confident that I will spend a good deal of my recovery time watching us win games.’ A 14-year NBA/ABA veteran and four-time All-Star, Lucas was a starting forward on the Trail Blazers 1977 NBA Championship team.”

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    All cancer is bad, but bladder cancer just sounds especially bad. God speed, Maurice.

  • Pic

    That’s good news, get well soon Mo!

  • Gift2basketball

    Get well Mr.Lucas

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Get well sir.

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  • nate the great

    Glad it was a success. get well soon.

  • Alexander Cohen

    Hey Mo,

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your buddy down under. Former locker bud at LAC. You still da man. Alex

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