Nets responsible for payments to Mourning

Updated: November 27, 2003, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets will have to pay Alonzo Mourning $22.6 million over the next four years because they were unable to insure the guaranteed contract due to the center's kidney disease.

Nets president Rod Thorn said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Nets are responsible for the payments to Mourning, who earlier this week left the game because his illness worsened. The seven-time All-Star center needs a kidney transplant.

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