There was a tragic accident Thursday that took the life of one of the most popular scouts in the NBA. Per the Houston Chronicle:
Longtime Rockets personnel scout Brent “B.J.” Johnson, a well-known and popular fixture throughout basketball, died Thursday evening following a bicycle accident in Houston. Johnson was 65.
“He was riding his bike and hit a culvert,” Johnson’s wife Claudette said. “There was construction. They are thinking he fell forward and broke his neck because there was no blood.”
Johnson was one of the longest-tenured members of the Rockets organization.
Everyone who knew Johnson has very kind words about him. He’ll be greatly missed.
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The Houston Rockets mourn the unspeakable loss of long-time personnel scout, Brent “BJ” Johnson. BJ was beloved and respected not only throughout the Rockets organization, but across the league and the basketball world. He was a part of the organization for 26 years making an immeasurable impact on the team’s success on and off the court. We will miss his cheerful disposition, infectious smile and uplifting spirit. Our hearts are with BJ’s wife, Claudette, and his children, Bijan, Ciara and LeDon during this difficult time.