Coach's tumor will be treated without surgery

Updated: March 19, 2003, 2:07 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich has a superficial bladder tumor that will be treated without surgery, the team said Tuesday.

Team physician Dr. James Muntz said the diagnosis was a "transition cell cancer of the bladder'' that was found on the outside tissue of the organ.

Tomjanovich will begin "medical treatments once a week, beginning in two weeks,'' but did not specify the nature of the treatments.

Tomjanovich, 54, checked into Methodist Hospital Monday ...

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