Brandon Hunter, former NBA player for the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, has died at the age of 42

Former Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic NBA player Brandon Hunter has died at the age of 42.

His death was announced by Ohio men’s basketball coach Jeff Boals, who wrote: “RIP to a Bobcat Great,” Boals wrote on Instagram and X. “Gone way too soon.”

The Magic also reported his death on Instagram, saying, “We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate Brandon Hunter.” “We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Hunter family.”

Former NBA point guard TJ Ford also spoke about Hunter’s death, saying on his Instagram, “I’ve lost another good brother. ‘Rest, my friend.’

A cause of death has not yet been announced. After a playing career that eventually took him outside the NBA to Europe, Hunter founded his own sports management company – Hunter Athletes Management.

The website describes Hunter as having a vast network of contacts around the world and working closely with players to develop a “strategic career plan.”

After leaving the Magic in 2005, Hunter played across Europe for teams in Greece, Italy and Israel.

Hunter was born in Ohio and attended university there. He was drafted by the Celtics in 2003, selected 56th overall in the second round – and he wore the number 56 to correlate with his NBA move.

In 2006, he was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers – where LeBron James played – and played in the NBA Summer League, but was released two weeks later.


Maureen Mackey

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