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Larry Sanders will get help from coach

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(WNFL) - Milwaukee Bucks' coach Larry Drew says he'll help center Larry Sanders take positive steps, after his sluggish start to the season and his participation in a night club brawl.  Prosecutors said the 24-year-old Sanders was part of a group throwing punches early last Sunday at the Apartment-720 club -- but it was not certain who instigated it.  One lawyer said a patron had eight stitches above an eye.  Sanders hurt a thumb.  The district attorney's office said yesterday it would not file criminal charges against anyone involved.  Milwaukee Police can still issue citations, and they're still investigating.  Sanders has not been available for comment.  Drew said it's unfortunate the incident happened, but Sanders needs to learn from it -- and he has indicated to the coach that he will.  The coach said he would quote, "continue to be that little birdie on his shoulder -- not just for him, but for all the guys."  The Bucks are off to a 2-and-2 start.  They'll host Dallas tomorrow night.  

Bucks' point guard Brandon Knight returned to practice yesterday, after he strained his right hamstring in the season opener at New York nine days ago.  Coach Larry Drew says Knight won't play again until he can make it through a full practice -- and he's not sure when that might be.  Backup point guard Luke Ridnour is making progress with his back pain, but Drew said he doubted that Ridnour could play tomorrow night, when the Bucks host Dallas.  Forward Caron Butler missed practice yesterday with a personal matter.