Alonzo Mourning had surgery Thursday to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee and a quadriceps tear in the same leg. The injury, which he suffered Wednesday night in the Heat's overtime loss at Atlanta, will almost certainly keep Mourning, 37, sidelined for the remainder of the season, which he has said is his last. Heat coach Pat Riley said Mourning would be in a hard cast for a month, then a soft cast for another month, followed by a period of rehabilitation that could last six more months.
*Oklahoma City made its first major move toward permanently attracting an NBA franchise Thursday when Mayor Mick Cornett called for the public to support a proposal to spend more than $100 million to overhaul the Ford Center and build a practice facility.
*Fourteen-year veteran Chris Webber is close to returning to the NBA, with the Pistons his likely destination, a source close to Webber told ESPN.com. The Heat, Celtics and Lakers also have inquired about Webber's services. Webber averaged 11.3 points for Detroit last season.
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