Former NBA player Carl Herrera improves in hospital after shooting in 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.