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Nene ends four-year absence, returns to Brazil's national team

Updated: June 19, 2007, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Denver Nuggets forward Nene said Tuesday he will end a four-year absence and rejoin Brazil's national team for this summer's Olympic qualifier.

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"I talked a lot with my family and my team, and I realized that it was time to come back," Nene said in a statement distributed by his public relations manager, Samy Vaisman. "I want to be happy with the national team and want to help Brazil secure a spot in the Olympics."

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