By
Dillon Burroughs
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May 5, 2023
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11:45 pm

Former NBA general manager Lance Blanks dead at 56

Lance Blanks, former Phoenix Suns general manager, died Wednesday at the age of 56, according to reports.

Blanks' cause of death was not revealed at the time of the announcement.

His career

"Blanks had an expansive career in basketball, beginning at the University of Virginia in 1985. He transferred to Texas, where he truly shone and became more widely recognized for his athletic talents," the Daily Caller reported.

"He averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in his two years at UT, from 1988-1989," it added. "He was inducted into Texas’ Hall of Honor in 2007."

Blanks was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Pistons and played three seasons for the team and in Minnesota in the NBA before playing internationally.

His later years

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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