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Report: Back Injury Will Force Mike D'Antoni To Miss World Championships

New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni is an assistant for Team USA and has spent the summer preparing for the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.  

Marc Stein of is reporting on Twitter that D'Antoni will miss the World Championships due to a back injury that has "plagued" him for months.

Just filed to Knicks' D'Antoni forced to skip Team USA's trip to Turkey for World Championships to treat back injury. Link on wayless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Sources say back has plagued D'Antoni off and on for months. Knicks' coach was advised to pass on Team USA's heavy travel to recovery fullyless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Team USA has dealt with a rash of injuries and illnesses this summer but no one expected that it would expect to the coaching staff as well.