Longtime NBA director of scouting Marty Blake dies at 86

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Longtime NBA director of scouting Marty Blake dies at 86

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:15 am

Longtime NBA director of scouting Marty Blake dies at 86
By Ben Golliver

Marty Blake, the NBA’s longtime director of scouting, died on Sunday in Georgia. He was 86.

Dubbed the “Godfather of Scouting,” Blake was an NBA fixture for more than 50 years, getting his start as the GM of the Milwaukee Hawks in 1954 before later serving 35 years as the league’s head scout.

“Marty began his lifetime of service to basketball at a time when the league was still in its infancy,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement. “

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