Basketball/Jazz great Wayman Tisdale dies

We're extremely saddened to inform SoulTrackers that former NBA great and, more recently, jazz guitarist Wayman Tisdale has died after a 2-year battle with cancer. Tisdale was a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who later starred for the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns in his 12 seasons in the NBA.  Tisdale still holds most of the Oklahoma scoring records.

After his retirement, Tisdale became a noted musician, issuing several hit albums on the jazz charts, his most recent being 2008's Rebound. Tisdale is survived by his wife, Regina, and four children.  He was 44 years old.

 

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