Max Hooper’s father passes away

Sam Schlenner

Chip Hooper, father of Oakland 3-point gunslinger senior Max Hooper, died from cancer on Saturday, March 5.

“This is a very sad day for the Oakland Basketball family,” Oakland head coach Greg Kampe said in a press release. “Max is traveling to California to spend a day with his family. We ask that you offer your prayers to his family. Please wait to reach out to him.”

Chip made it out to the O’rena to see Max play in the Friday, Feb. 26 Metro Series win against Detroit. It was the first Oakland game of Max he got to watch in person, according to a story by Detroit Free Press reporter Mark Snyder.

Chip Hooper was worldwide head of music for the Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency and responsible for 700 artists and 40 agents, according to These performers included the Dave Matthews Band and the Black Eyed Peas.

The staff of the Oakland Post offers its condolences.