Lance Blanks

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Lance Blanks
No. 32, 21
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1966-09-09) September 9, 1966 (age 47)
Del Rio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school McCullough
(The Woodlands, Texas)
College Virginia (1985–1987)
Texas (1988–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro playing career 1990–1999
Career history
19901992 Detroit Pistons
1992–1993 Minnesota Timberwolves
1993 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1993–1994 Oklahoma City Cavalry (CBA)
1994–1995 Gießen 46ers (Germany)
1997-1998 Albacomp Fehérvár (Hungary)
1998–1999 Keravnos (Cyprus)
Career NBA statistics
Points 289 (2.0 ppg)
Rebounds 110 (0.8 rpg)
Assists 117 (0.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lance Blanks (born September 9, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (26th overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. A guard, Blanks played for the Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves in 3 NBA seasons, averaging 2.0 ppg. He played collegiately at the University of Virginia and the University of Texas at Austin. Blanks and teammates Travis Mays and Joey Wright were known as the "BMW Scoring Machine" during the 1989-90 basketball season. That Longhorn team finished second in the Southwest Conference and advanced to the Elite Eight in the 1990 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

From 2010 to 2013, Blanks served as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns,[1][2] a job he earned after five seasons as assistant general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.[3] Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he served as the director of scouting for the San Antonio Spurs.[3] He joined the Spurs in 2000 as a scout and was promoted to director of scouting in September 2002.[3] Also while in San Antonio, Blanks served as the Spurs' television analyst during the 2004-05 season.[3][4]

Blanks' father, Sid, is a former AFL/NFL player, and his cousin Larvell is a former Major League Baseball infielder.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ espn.com, 8/5/10,"Sources: Suns to hire Lance Blanks"
  2. ^ Suns and Blanks Part Ways
  3. ^ a b c d e Cavaliers: Front Office
  4. ^ Cavaliers: Lance Blanks Chat Transcript

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Preceded by
Steve Kerr
Phoenix Suns General Manager
2010-2013
Succeeded by
Ryan McDonough