Lance Blanks biography

Lance Blanks

Basketball Player

1966 –

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Who is Lance Blanks?

Lance Blanks is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the first round 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, a job he earned after five seasons as assistant general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he served as the director of scouting for the San Antonio Spurs. He joined the Spurs in 2000 as a scout and was promoted to director of scouting in September 2002. Also while in San Antonio, Blanks served as the Spurs' television analyst during the 2004-05 season.

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


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Sep 9, 1966
Del Rio
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • University of Virginia
Lived in
  • Texas
  • Del Rio

on July 23, 2013

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