Posted April 28, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Basketball Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay Passes Away At 89

Legendary head coach Dr. Jack Ramsay has reportedly passed away at the age of 89 after a long battle with cancer according to ESPN

Ramsay was head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, a team which won the NBA Championship in 1977.

Overall he had a 864-783 record as a head coach. Ramsay also enjoyed a successful career in broadcasting, in which he worked specifically with the Philadelphia 7ers, Miami Heat and ESPN.

Ramsay was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994.


Ramsay compiled an 864-783 (.525) overall record as an NBA coach; he coached the Blazers from 1976 until 1986. He retired as a coach in 1989 and later enjoyed a long broadcasting career. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey reported on Twitter earlier this week that Ramsay had been moved into hospice.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts honored Ramsay earlier this season by wearing a 1970s jacket.