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How Did BB King Die? Former Mountain Basketball Head Coach Died


Former head coach of the Knott County Centra and the current Breathitt County head coach, BB King passed away. The saddening piece of news has surfaced all over the internet and has brought everyone’s attention to it. The well-known coach’s sudden death has become a reason for many hearts getting shattered. All his fans and well-wishers are in profound grief to learn about his demise and are taking to social media to pay him tributes. Check what was his cause of death and how did he die in the article below.

How Did BB King Die Former Mountain Basketball Head Coach Died

How Did BB King Die?

Known for his time spent coaching at his alma school, Knott Central, BB King reportedly passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. It is coming forward that he had pneumonia in both lungs. To receive treatment, he was admitted to a hospital. Despite getting all the best medical care and treatment, the head coach could not recover. It was reported that his condition started to deteriorate and he was placed on a vent in the ARH Whitesburg ICU unit.

What Happened To BB King?

Sadly, he could not recover and succumbed to his illness in the same hospital and leaving his family and loved ones in profound grief. Taking to social media, netizens paid tributes to him and extended their heartfelt condolences to his family. One user wrote, “sad day for those who grew up and played in the 14th region here in Kentucky. BB King was a tremendous coach and an even better person”, wrote one user.

Several tributary posts were shared on social media platforms as no one seemed to believe the fact that the coach has passed away so suddenly. Talking about BB King, he was a part of two 14th Region Championship teams while he was a player. With a total of 1,941 points, King became the Patriots’ third-leading scorer at all-time. Spending 12 years as the head coach at Knott Central, he won a total of seven district championships, five regional championships, and three regional All “A” titles.

260-109 was his overall record. Let us tell you that he coached the first Mr. Basketball to ever originate from Knott County, Camron Justice. Besides, King also competed on the 14th Region championship teams for the Patriots in 1979 and 1980. Tributes to BB King have flooded the internet ever since the news appeared online. His fans, close relatives, and family, are mourning his death. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates.


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