A Detroit Pistons employee is battling the coronavirus and in the thoughts of many in the basketball community.
Eastern Tennessee State basketball coach Steve Forbes shared on Wednesday night that Pistons scout Maury Hanks is “fighting” the virus and needs some thoughts and prayers.
Our prayers are needed tonight for my good friend Maury Hanks, who has enjoyed a life-long association with the game of basketball in college and the NBA. He is fighting the #coronavirus and needs our help. #Bigs He has so many friends & he needs all of our=#SonnyBoy pic.twitter.com/wR8N4PUjIa
— Steve Forbes (@ForbesETSUhoops) March 26, 2020
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted that many are pulling for Hanks.
Maury Hanks is a well-respected scout with the Detroit Pistons. He’s also worked in the NBA with the Nets and Raptors and coached for decades in college ball. He’s in a battle right now with the coronavirus. A lot of people on all levels of ball are pulling for him. https://t.co/3IxSbNd24m
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 26, 2020
Prior to the Pistons, Hanks worked for the Nets and Raptors. He had college stops at San Diego State and Drake, among others.