Larry Sanders Denies That He Wants to Quit Basketball

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders chatted with reporters Tuesday night, addressing rumors that he no longer wanted to hoop.

Echoing his agent and Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, Sanders said (vaguely) he’s in the process of getting back on the court.

The big fella has been out since late December due to illness and personal issues, according to the team.

Per the Journal Sentinel:

“I figured with my absence that something was going to come out sooner than later. That’s not true. But what is true I would say is that I’m in the process of working things out now internally to do what’s best for my physique and my physical health going forward. […] There’s a lot of evaluating going on. There’s a lot of inside talk just to put myself in the best place for my health right now.”


As coach Jason Kidd has said repeatedly, there appears to be no timetable for his return. […] “There’s not right now,” Sanders said. “I kind of go by recommendations, so I’m definitely keeping my ear to those who are close to me and see what they say is best for my health moving forward. I’m definitely making progress. I’m trying to get to the root of a lot of issues and get them corrected going forward.”


”Without these things being corrected, I don’t think basketball would be something I could even do,” he said. “I have to work my way back to try to be able to play.” […] (Bucks president Peter Feigin) said Sanders was experiencing personal issues “of which we are 1,000% supportive of around him.” He added that the franchise’s new owners want to “surround players with the best medical, psychological, emotional and physical support we can possibly have.”