Original title: Rockets senior scout died in a bicycle accident at the age of 65
Beijing time on October 17, news, according to the "Houston Chronicle" well-known reporter Jonathan Feigen reported that the Rockets senior scout BJ Johnson passed away on Thursday in a bicycle accident at the age of 65, local time.
Johnson has been working with the Rockets since the 1994-95 season. During his tenure, he has experienced 5 head coaches, 3 general managers and 2 bosses. Johnson is well respected in the NBA and is one of the Rockets' longest-term staff.
According to Jonathan Feigen, Johnson is a cyclist. Normally, he rides a bicycle for about 30 miles a day. When this accident happened, Johnson accidentally fell into a ditch.
"He (Johnson) hit a culvert while riding a bicycle," Johnson's wife Claudette said. "They thought he fell forward and broke his neck because there was no bleeding."
Subsequently, the Rockets also issued an official statement: "The Houston Rockets express their condolences for the loss of senior scout BJ-Johnson. BJ-Johnson is loved and respected not only in the entire Rockets, but also in the entire league and the entire basketball world. He has played for the team for 26 years and has had an incalculable impact on the team’s success on and off the court. We will miss his cheerful personality, infectious smile and inspiring spirit. In this difficult time, our The heart is with Claudette, Bijan, Ciara and LeDon."
When the news of Johnson's death was announced, many people in the league updated Twitter to mourn his death, and the mourning activities continue today.