Portland video assistant Zach Cooper dies

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Zach Cooper had gotten his NBA break in Portland just this season. The 32-year-old worked as a video assistant, primarily working with the team’s big men, and worked out players on the court before games.

Cooper died over the weekend. No cause of death has been released.

The Trail Blazers were shocked and saddened by the news, first broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Cooper came to the Trail Blazers from the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. Before that, he spent three years as a video coordinator and assistant with the University of Houston.

Our thoughts go out to Cooper’s family, as well as the Trail Blazers family.