Blazers Video Analyst, Player Development Coach Zach Cooper Dies Suddenly at 32

Portland Trail Blazers video analyst and player development coach Zach Cooper died unexpectedly on Thursday, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jason Quick.

The cause of death is currently unknown.

As Quick’s tweet mentions, Cooper was in his first year with Portland. He joined the Blazers in September 2019 after spending a year with the WNBA’s Atlanta Fever.

Before his time with the Fever, Cooper spent time at the collegiate level as a video coordinator at Houston (2014-17) and Tulsa (2017-18).

Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl also chimed in on the loss of Cooper.

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