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Sis's Report: Pacers' Miller to Retire

Friday, February 11, 2005; Page D08

Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers will retire at the end of this season, his sister, Cheryl, reported last night on TNT.

"Over the last couple of weeks there has been a lot of speculation on whether or not this will be Reggie Miller's last season," Miller said. "Yesterday I spoke to Reggie, and after 18 seasons with the Indiana Pacers, this will definitely be his last season."

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Miller, 39, has been one of the league's best outside shooters during a career that has included five All-Star appearances, 131 playoff games and a trip to the NBA Finals.

Two weeks ago, Reggie Miller angrily shot down another TNT reporter's story that he had informed his teammates of his plans to retire. Miller, averaging 11.9 points, said if he were to make such an announcement, he'd break the news through his older sister.

• STATE OF 'ZO: Negotiations are underway that could lead to Alonzo Mourning's reunion with the Heat. Representatives for Mourning and Toronto are in the midst of buyout negotiations that could leave the former Heat center a free agent. Mourning is in the second year of a four-year, $22.6 million contract. Recovered from his 2003 kidney transplant but limited by other maladies, Mourning declined to report to the Raptors, given permission by the team to instead rehab near his Miami home while awaiting a buyout.

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