|Former NBA player Sam Lacey dies at 66|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:27|
The Sacramento Kings, where the franchise relocated in 1985, said they did not know the cause of death.
In a statement released through the team Wednesday, Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro called Lacey ''one of the finest and longest-tenured players to ever don a Kings uniform.''
Lacey was drafted fifth overall by the Cincinnati Royals in 1970 after a stellar career at New Mexico State. The franchise became the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 1972-73, and later just the Kansas City Kings before the 1975-76 season.
Lacey made his only All-Star appearance in 1975.