- Name: Jack Ramsay
- Born: 02/21/1925
- Died: 04/28/2014 (89 years old)
John Travilla Ramsay (February 21, 1925 ? April 28, 2014) was an American basketball coach, commonly known as “Dr. Jack” (as he held an earned doctorate). He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio. Ramsay was among the most respected coaches in NBA history and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2009–10 NBA season.
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death Place: Naples, Florida
Jack Ramsay quotes :
I had a sense when I took the job that the 1976-77 Trail Blazers could be very good. We had made a lot of positive roster changes, but it wasn't until I had the team in training camp that I realized that this team could be special. Midway through that season, I felt we had a chance to win it all.Jack Ramsay