Adam Silver’s statement on Nate Thurmond’s passing

NEW YORK – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Nate Thurmond:

“Nate Thurmond was a giant of his era and one of the greatest players in the history of our game.  A fierce competitor with an incredible array of skills, Nate had a remarkable Hall of Fame career that included the first quadruple-double in NBA history.  Nate brought the same passion to his longtime community-relations role with the Golden State Warriors, who benefited from his deep knowledge of the game and warmth and kindness to everyone he encountered for more than 30 years.  We are deeply saddened by his loss.”