Lance Blanks Former Texas Star Player Has Passed Away In Dallas

Lance Blanks former Texas star player has passed away at 56, who also served as general manager of the Phoenix Suns, has passed away. According to the NBA, Blanks passed away in Dallas on Wednesday. The cause of death was not made public.

Reuters claims that Blanks, a scout for the Los Angeles Clippers, was working when he passed away.Lance was a source of light for everyone who knew him, according to NBA executive vice president Joe Dumars, who was a teammate of Blanks’ on the Detroit Pistons in the early 1990s.

To call him one of my closest friends has been an honor. I will always be grateful to him for all of his assistance throughout the years.His family and all those whose lives he made better will continue to carry on his legacy. You will be sadly missed, brother. The age of Lance Blanks was 56.


Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, remarked, “Just a heartbreaking bit of news.” His absence will be felt deeply. It’s not a good day. The Suns released a statement in which they expressed their “deep sorrow” over Lance Blanks’ loss. His contributions to basketball as a player, businessman, coach, and broadcaster show how much he loved the sport.

We were able to witness his passion for the game firsthand as the general manager of the Suns. In addition to his basketball skills, Lance was a devoted father to his two daughters and a treasured friend to many. ‘

We offer his family and friends our sincere condolences during this trying time. His absence will be deeply felt. In 1985, Blanks started his undergraduate studies at Virginia before transferring to Texas, where he had consecutive seasons of great play. His 1,322 points set a program record for a two-year player’s scoring total.

Blanks averaged 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 steals per game in 1988–89. The year after, he averaged 20.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.7 steals while assisting the Longhorns in making it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. In the championship game, Arkansas defeated Texas. In each of those seasons, Blanks made 78 three-pointers.

Blanks was enshrined in the Texas Longhorns Hall of Fame in 2007. In the first round of the 1990 draft, the Pistons selected Blanks (26th overall). In 142 career games (two starts) with the Pistons (1990–1992) and Minnesota Timberwolves (1993), he averaged 2.0 points and 0.8 assists in the NBA.

After his playing career, Blanks worked in the front offices of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs before being appointed general manager of the Suns in 2010. After three seasons in Phoenix, he was fired when his final season saw him finish last in the Western Conference with a 25-57 record. He would eventually work in broadcasting as a basketball analyst.

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