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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 three 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.[1] From 2010 to 2013, Blanks served as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns,[2][3] a job he earned after five seasons as assistant general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.[4] Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he served as the director of scouting for the San Antonio Spurs.[4] He joined the Spurs in 2000 as a scout and was promoted to director of scouting in September 2002.[4] Also while in San Antonio, Blanks served as the Spurs' television analyst during the 2004–05 season.[4][5] Blanks' father, Sid, is a former AFL/NFL player, and his cousin Larvell is a former Major League Baseball infielder.[4] Notes[edit]

^ "2014-15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). texassports.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.  ^ espn.com, 8/5/10,"Sources: Suns to hire Lance Blanks" ^ Suns and Blanks Part Ways ^ a b c d e Cavaliers: Front Office Archived 2010-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Cavaliers: Lance Blanks Chat Transcript

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Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com

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

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1990 NBA Draft

First round

Derrick Coleman Gary Payton Chris Jackson Dennis Scott Kendall Gill Felton Spencer Lionel Simmons Bo Kimble Willie Burton Rumeal Robinson Tyrone Hill Alec Kessler Loy Vaught Travis Mays Dave Jamerson Terry Mills Jerrod Mustaf Duane Causwell Dee Brown Gerald Glass Jayson Williams Tate George Anthony Bonner Dwayne Schintzius Alaa Abdelnaby Lance Blanks Elden Campbell

Second round

Les Jepsen Toni Kukoč Carl Herrera Negele Knight Brian Oliver Walter Palmer Kevin Pritchard Greg Foster Trevor Wilson A. J. English Jud Buechler Steve Scheffler Bimbo Coles Steve Bardo Marcus Liberty Tony Massenburg Steve Henson Antonio Davis Kenny Williams Derek Strong Cedric Ceballos Phil Henderson Miloš Babić Tony Smith Stefano Rusconi Abdul Shamsid

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