Pete Jacques, one of the most respected members of the press benches in British basketball, tragically passed away today (April 16) after a brief illness.
For over a decade, the former teacher edited Pawprint online, and before that as a fanzine, while juggling myriad commitments behind the scenes and front of house at Doncaster Panthers, Durham Wildcats and assorted other basketball events.
Always full of good humour, infectious enthusiasm and a deep passion for the sport, he will be much missed by all those who knew him whether through listening to him on a microphone or reading his words.
Fittingly, his last words online declared: "I’ve enjoyed every minute of the last ten years, Hope you have." The answer, resoundingly, is yes.
Pete leaves behind a wife, Pauline, and daughter, Lucy.