Lance Blanks was a former American basketball player and executive, know his cause of death and net worth

Find out more about his background, death cause, and much more.

Lance Blanks, a front-office executive and scout who spent three seasons in the NBA, passed away at the age of 56.

Ex-Suns GM Lance Blanks: Cause of death, obituary, net worth, bio, age, wife, family, stats

In a statement sent by the NBA, Blanks’ family confirmed that he passed away on Wednesday in Dallas. Expressing his grief on his death, NBA executive Joe Dumars said,

Lance was a light for all those who knew him. It’s been a privilege to have called him one of my closest friends. I’m eternally grateful for all the support he has shown me throughout the years. His legacy will be carried on, not only by his family, but by all those whose lives he touched for the better.

Since then, Lance Blanks has become a trending topic of discussion, with many people trying to find out more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:

Who was Lance Blanks?

Lance Blanks was a well-known American former basketball player and executive. He has been in the news because he passed away at the age of 56.

He was born on September 9, 1966, in Del Rio, Texas, U.S. His father’s name is Sidney Blanks, who was an American football player, whereas his mother’s name is unknown.

After completing his schooling at McCullough High School in The Woodlands, Texas, Lance Blanks attended the University of Virginia and the University of Texas.

He was married, and his wife’s name is Renee. They are the parents of two kids named Riley and Bryn. While Riley was a four-star recruit for the University of Virginia tennis team and is currently the founder of Woke Beauty, not much is known about Bryn.

His height was 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters, and his weight was 190 lbs or 86 kg. He died on May 3, 2023. At the time of his death, he was 56 years old.

His career

Lance Blanks represented two colleges, the University of Virginia and the University of Texas at Austin, where he established himself as the eighth-leading scorer and leader in career thefts. After his college career, he played for the Pistons and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA for three seasons.

Later, he pursued a career in management, working as the Phoenix Suns’ general manager from 2010 to 2013. He formerly held the positions of director of scouting for the San Antonio Spurs and associate general manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

During the 2004–05 season, he worked as a television commentator for the Spurs. He started working for the Longhorn Network in 2020 as the Texas Longhorns’ television commentator, and he held that job until his death in 2023.

Cause of death of Lance Blanks

He passed away in an automobile accident.

The net worth of Lance Blanks

No cause of death was given and with 1,322 points, Blanks holds the UT record for the most points by a two-year player.


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