CARACAS, Venezuela – The team coached by former NBA player Carl Herrera says his condition is improving following a shooting in Venezuela.
The Gigantes de Guayana team said in a Twitter post that Herrera is no longer in critical condition and is "completely out of danger."
Herrera was shot Saturday during an apparent robbery attempt at a restaurant on Margarita Island off Venezuela's Caribbean coast.
The country's Interior Relations Minister Carmen Melendez says security forces are on the trail of the attackers.
Herrera was a power forward during the 1990s for Houston, San Antonio, Vancouver and Denver, scoring more than 2,400 points over a nine-year career. Now 48, he's coaching a team in the Venezuelan league.
The Trinidad-born player attended the University of Houston.