Brooks Thompson, American basketball player, Died at 45


Brooks James Thompson was born on July 19, 1970, and died on June 9, 2016.

He was an American basketball coach and retired player.

Brooks played for the Magic, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The young basketball player stood at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) guard from Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University.

Thompson was selected by the Orlando Magic in the first round (27th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft.

He attended Littleton High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Thompson was named the Colorado player of the year in 1989 and lead Littleton to 24-0 record and the state 4A title.

As a NBA player, Thompson played in 168 games and scored a total 760 points.

As a member of the Nuggets, Brooks scored an all time career high of 26 points against the Suns, on November 26, 1996.

He also played for just a few games in the Greek league for Iraklis Thessaloniki.

He was named head coach of the men’s basketball team of the University of Texas at San Antonio, on April 19, 2006.

On November 15, 2009, Brooks Thompson and UTSA defeated The University of Iowa.

This was UTSA’s first ever win versus a Big Ten Conference school.

Sometime in April, he was diagnosed with double organ failure.

Brooks Thompson condition improved from critical to stable.

Brooks Thompson had to be rushed to the emergency room with sepsis just days later.

Brooks Thompson passed away at 45 yrs old.