Who is Sekou Smith? Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Family, Career, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Sekou Smith
Sekou Smith

Sekou Smith Wiki – Sekou Smith Bio

Sekou Smith was NBA Digital Senior Analyst at Turner Broadcasting, who reportedly died of COVID-19 complication on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was 48 years old.

Turner Sports said, “We are all heartbroken by Sekou’s tragic transition. His commitment to journalism and the basketball community was tremendous and we will miss his warm, engaging personality. He was loved by Turner Sports and his NBA friends and colleagues. Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones.”

Sekou Smith Career & Education

He joined Turner Broadcasting as Senior Analyst NBA Digital in November 2009. He also worked as the author of Sekou Smith’s Hang Time Blog, host of The Hang Time Podcast on NBA.com and Senior Analyst for The Beat on NBA TV.

Before joining Turner Sports and NBA Digital, Smith was an NBA and beat each for four years at the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Before Smith started writing about the NBA, he addressed college football, basketball, and baseball for Jackson Clarion-Ledger (1994-2001).

Smith graduated from Jackson State University with a BA in Communications.

Sekou Smith Wife & Children

Smith is survived by his wife Heather and their three children

Sekou Smith was Battling COVID-19

Sekou Smith, who worked for the Indianapolis Star in 2001-05, for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2005-09, and for NBA.com and NBA TV since 2009, passed away. Smith was fighting COVID-19; Stan Van Gundy, New Orleans Pelicans coach, sent him some good thoughts from his press conference last week.

@ Unit1HoopSource was the first to tweet about Smith’s death on Tuesday, but since then many have joined Smith with approval and praise:

Today we lost one of our good brothers, “Sekou Smith”. We spoke with him 2 weeks ago about holding our HBCU symposium in his hometown of Grand Rapids Michigan. It was extremely excited! Joined Jackson State!

For twenty years he was a staple in the NBA for writing competition!