29 Oct 2008

Marks to miss start of NBA season

8:11 am on 29 October 2008

The New Zealand basketballer Sean Marks will miss the start of the NBA season because of injury.

Marks, who is now in his 9th season in the League, injured a calf in an off-season camp with his new club the New Orlean Hornets and then aggrevated it on their pre-season tour of Europe.

He missed all 7 pre-season games, and coach Byron Scott expects him to be available in about a fortnight.

The Hornets, who are one of the favoured teams in this year's competition, open their season against Gold State tomorrow.

Champions the Boston Celtics open the season today against Cleveland.