Unseld takes leave on 'my own terms'

Updated: May 2, 2003, 6:56 PM ET

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards general manager Wes Unseld plans to take a leave of absence after the NBA draft on June 26, the team announced Friday.

Unseld, who has been with the franchise since 1968 and spent the last seven seasons as general manager, did not reveal the reason for his decision or how long he would be away from the team.

"It's time for me to take a break," the Hall of Famer said. "I've been putting some things off for several years now that I need to address, but ...

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