MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies stated Tuesday that Assistant General Manager Kenny Williamson has passed away.
Williamson, known as "Eggman", was just entering his sixth season with the Grizzlies, previously serving with the Charlotte Bobcats and New York Knicks.
"Anyone who ever met ‘Eggman’ will never forget him. He had a huge personality and was extremely well respected, both professionally and personally. Kenny was as true and committed a friend as one will ever have. He deeply cared for his friends and the youth of Memphis and of every community he touched. He was the greatest people person I have ever known," said Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace. "Every place I ever traveled with him, from Argentina to Turkey and throughout the U. S. he made an indelible impression and made countless friends. He was well known is all basketball circles, both domestically and internationally, and his presence will be sorely missed."
Williamson, 65, had been battling advanced cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nicole, five children and four grandchildren. Memorial plans are still pending.