Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons, Voice of the Phoenix Suns, Dies

Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons, ASA member and longtime announcer for the Phoenix Suns, died on July 24 due to complications from lung cancer. He was 72.

In April, a malignant tumor was found on Fitzsimmons' lung and he had been in a Phoenix-area care center since suffering a stroke earlier this month.

Before his work as a sportscaster, Fitzsimmons coached in the NBA for 21 seasons. His record of 832-775 ranks him 10th in career vistories. Fitzsimmons also served as executive vice president of the Suns, a team he coached on three occassions.