NBA Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy was indicted yesterday in Houston on six counts of sexually abusing five of his daughters more than 10 years ago.

The former Houston Rockets star, who is on leave from his job as an analyst on Rockets telecasts, also was arraigned on three counts of aggravated sexual assault and three counts of indecency with a child, assistant district attorney Lance Long said.

Murphy's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said the indictment was expected and "it is important for everyone to remember that the grand jury has not heard from Calvin nor many witnesses on his behalf that insist these allegations are absolutely untrue."

Murphy initially was charged March 29 after five daughters accused him of sexually abusing them between 1988 and 1991, when they ranged in age from 6 to 13. Murphy, 55, has contended the allegations stem from a family battle over money, an explanation Long has dismissed.

He remains free on $20,000 bail. If convicted, Murphy could receive five years to life in prison for the aggravated offenses and two to 20 years for the indecency violations. Murphy, a guard for the Rockets from 1970 to '83, has 14 children by nine women.

-- From News Services