NBA news: Obituaries
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Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and Lakers' player during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday.
Gene Conley, one of the only players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, has died. He was 86.
Former NBA player Darrall Imhoff passed away at age 78 of a heart attack. Imhoff played for the Knicks, Pistons, Lakers, Sixers, Royals and Trail Blazers.
Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the Detroit Pistons' "Bad Boys" championship teams, died Thursday at age 91.
George Irvine, who coached nearly 200 games for the Indiana Pacers in the 1980s before working in the front office, has died after battling cancer. He was 69.
Toby Kimball, who starred for the University of Connecticut and played for nine seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 74.
Chicago Bulls longtime executive Jerry Krause, the architect of Chicago’s six NBA Championship teams, has passed away at the age of 77.
Dave Stallworth, a key member of the Knicks’ 1970 NBA championship team, died Wednesday night. He was 75.
Former Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo has died in his native Brazil, military police said Sunday. He was 26.
Charles Shackleford, a North Carolina State basketball star in the 1980s who spent six seasons in the NBA, was found dead in his home Friday. He was 50.