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Center won't make it back from knee surgery

Updated: October 24, 2004, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

Dallas Mavericks: Center Evan Eschmeyer, who missed all of last season after knee surgery, retired Saturday.

"I am sad it has come to an end, but I know I have given every ounce of effort every second I have played," he said. "My only wish is that I would have been a little healthier. Sometimes the mind is willing but the body is not able."

Eschmeyer, 29, played 153 games during his four-year NBA career with New Jersey, Dallas and Golden State. He averaged 2.8 points and ...

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