The entire SB Nation community is saddened by the passing of Tim Allen, one of the managers of Canis Hoopus, which covers the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. He was just 29. Reports indicate that he took his own life Monday evening. This was just posted over at Canis Hoopus:
All of SB Nation is struck by this tragic loss including those of us who had a chance to meet Tim in person and those who only knew him through his great work here at Canis Hoopus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim's family and friends as they mourn his passing.
We delayed publishing this news as long as we could out of respect to Tim's family. We wanted to given them as much time as possible to share this devastating news with those they needed to inform.
In the coming hours and days we will follow up with more information about donations in Tim's name and other details as appropriate.
On a personal note, as the NBA League Manager for SB Nation I had the pleasure of working with Tim and was able to spend some time with him in Las Vegas just a few weeks ago. I don't need to tell you what a great person he was and how much insight and pleasure he brought to our world. His departure leaves a giant hole in our lives.
The entire SB Nation family stands with this community and with Tim's family. We will do everything possible to honor his life and mourn his passing as best we can.
If you or someone you know is hurting and you're concerned about their welfare, please engage some of the many resources that are out there and can help. One such example is the Jason Foundation, which Jordin Tootoo supported with a donation from his Team Tootoo Fund earlier this year.