Maurice Lucas Died at 58 due to Cancer

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Monday, November 1, 2010

nba_g_lucas1_576NEW YORK ( — Maurice Lucas, an American professional basketball player and assistant coach with the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Portland Trail Blazers died at his home. He was 58 and for a long period he was suffering with bladder cancer.

The famous player was an ABA All-Star for the 1975-76 season. Then he was selected as an assistant coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. He served the team for six seasons. He could not continue his work as he had to undergo a surgery last year.

Maurice Lucas came back to his form on last November. The five-time All-Star averaged 14.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 12 NBA seasons (Portland, New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, the Los Angeles Lakers and Seattle) and 15.2 points and 10.8 rebounds in two ABA seasons (St. Louis and Kentucky).

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