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NBA: Tomjanovich Resigns as Lakers’ Head Coach


In the National Basketball Association, Rudy Tomjanovich has resigned as the Los Angeles Lakers' head coach because of poor health.

Speaking at an afternoon news conference, Tomjanovich said that he started wearing down physically and mentally about a month ago. He denied that pressure from team management or the poor performance of his team had anything to do with his decision.

Tomjanovich, 56, had 22 wins and 19 losses in his first season in Los Angeles. He missed the team's last two games because of a stomach infection.

The man known as "Rudy-T" led the Houston Rockets to NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. He left coaching after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. He returned to the sidelines last July, signing a five-year, $10 million contract with the Lakers.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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