Brown was hospitalized Thursday night in Cleveland with a
stomach ailment after becoming ill during the Knicks' 91-87 loss to
the Cavaliers. He returned home Friday, but assistant coach Herb
Williams ran the team in a 97-80 loss to Milwaukee.
His agent, Joe Glass, told the Bergen Record that an acid-reflux condition exacerbated by a virus prompted Brown's departure from Thursday's game.
The 65-year-old Brown missed a game for the first time this
season Friday. He also was hospitalized in Memphis in February
because of a pain in his chest, but returned before the next game.
While coaching the Pistons last season, he missed 17 games after
having a hip replaced. That operation led to a bladder problem that
required surgery in November. Brown needs more surgery for the
bladder problem, but he's putting that off until after the season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.