Tweet of the Day: Rudy Gay

Memphis Grizzlies star small forward Rudy Gay shared his sentiments on the day that it was announced that Assistant General Manager Kenny “Eggman” Williamson lost his fight with cancer at the age of 65.

In the team’s official statement, General Manager Chris Wallace had this to say of Williamson:

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.

Williamson was in his sixth season with the Memphis Grizzlies as the Assistant General Manager. Prior to joining Memphis, he worked as a scout for the Charlotte Bobcats and the New York Knicks as well as having 21 years experience as an assistant coach in the college ranks.

There has been an outpouring of condolences both from current Grizzlies players and players and colleagues throughout the league.

Kenny Eggman u will be missed!R.I.P
Zach Randolph

Rest in peace Kenny Williamson. Great basketball mind and an even better human being. Prayers go out to his family.
Wilson Chandler

Thoughts n Prayers 2 the Family, Friends, and Fans of Memphis Grizz assistant GM, Kenny Williamson. U will be missed Eggman!#BballLifer
Mark Jackson

Loss a great one today Kenny "Eggman" Williamson R.I.P.?
Billy King

Prayers go out to Kenny Williamson. People the met/knew him and the Memphis Grizz family lost an outstanding human being. #ripeggman
Damien Wilkins

People who have an impact on the lives of others, as Williamson had on those who knew him, are never forgotten and not easily replaced.


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Michael Brumagin is the “Tweet of the Day” columnist for Sheridan Hoops and a sports correspondent for Bleacher Report.  You can follow him on Twitter.

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