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Dickey, broadcaster and former player, dies

Derrek Dickey, who won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors, died June 25. He was 51.

Updated: June 30, 2002, 8:37 AM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Derrek Dickey, who won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors and worked as a broadcaster for the Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls, died June 25 at his home in Land Park. He was 51.

Dickey died while taking a nap, said his wife, Sally Simonds.

"They think it was probably a heart attack, but they don't know," said Simonds, who married Dickey in 1998. "He was doing very, very well. It was a complete shock. He was good and well and happy to the end."

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