Former scout, GM Marty Blake, 86, lived a full basketball life
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 7, 2013
Before all that, there was Marty Blake. Blake, who died Sunday, April 7, at the age of 86 in suburban Atlanta, was a basketball trailblazer, promoter, ambassador and Renaissance man. The NBA said Blake died in Alpharetta, Ga., but didn't provide a cause of death. He helped put together the first NBA predraft camp in 1982, and helped find and bring future NBA players such as Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, Tim Hardaway and Dennis Rodman to the Portsmouth Invitational.