Jason Collier's family asked that results of his autopsy be kept private until after tomorrow's funeral.

Collier, the Hawks' 28-year-old center, died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing in his Georgia home.

"It's a situation that may take time. I really don't want to say too much until after the service, out of respect for the family, as far as talking about the results. They would appreciate if we could not discuss that aspect until after the service," Forsyth County Coroner Lauren McDonald III said yesterday.

Collier's agent, Richard Howell, said that the autopsy has not been released only because it is not finished.

Yesterday in Charlotte, Collier's uniform hung in an empty locker as the Hawks lost a preseason game to the Bobcats. The team said it will leave the uniform in the locker and set out a chair for Collier before each game.

Players will wear black shoulder patches on their uniforms to honor Collier.

* JAMES RETURNS: LeBron James was back at practice, less than one week after the Cavaliers star was hospitalized for a virus.

James is taking antibiotics and still has some chest pain but is feeling better daily. He participated in the entire three-hour practice.

* 76ERS: Allen Iverson and Chris Webber each had an MRI exam on his leg, and neither has a serious injury.

Iverson is listed as day-to-day with a sore right knee. Webber is nursing a right quad strain.

-- From News Services