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Isaiah Austin Has Career-Ending Condition

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Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition. Genetic testing as part of preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft revealed that Austin suffers from Marfan syndrome.

“This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him,” head coach Scott Drew said. “His health is the most important thing, and while it’s extremely sad that he won’t be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he’ll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program.”

Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body. One feature of Marfan syndrome is aortic enlargement, which can be life-threatening. According to The Marfan Foundation, about one in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome. For more information, visit www.marfan.org.

via Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site – BaylorBears.com.

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Sources: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Free agent guard Jarrett Jack has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, per league sources.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Barry, who won titles in 2005 and 2007 with the Spurs, has been considering a move into an NBA front-office role for several years.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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