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Longtime NBA Player Died At 65 On Monday

A general view of the Denver Nuggets arena.

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the arena as the New Orleans Pelicans face the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 21, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Pelicans 117-97. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former Denver Nuggets center Wayne Cooper passed away on Monday, the Nuggets announced.

Circumstances around Cooper's death are unknown at this time.

Cooper played in the NBA for 14 seasons but didn't get to Denver until 1984. By then, he had played in the NBA for six seasons.

He helped the Nuggets get to the Western Conference semifinals a few times while averaging a little over nine points and seven rebounds per contest. He spent five total seasons with the Nuggets before spending his last three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Cooper was originally drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1978 and played two seasons with them before going to Utah and Dallas for one season.

After he retired in 1992, Cooper was an assistant for the Sacramento Kings before serving as their vice president of basketball operations for over a decade.

Our condolences go out to Cooper's family and friends during this time.