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Also known as Dr. Jack, he was among one of the most respected coaches in NBA history. He coached the 1977 Portland Trailblazers to an NBA title.
He was married to Jean Duffey from 1949 until her death in 2010. He is the son of Anne Ramsay and Jack Ramsay Sr.
How did Jack Ramsay die?
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Age of death||89 years|
|Birthday||February 21, 1925|
|Death date||April 28, 2014|
|Place of death||Naples, Florida, United States|
|Place of burial||Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church Memorial, Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA|
I was playing sports all the time, and my parents, Anne and John, encouraged me to play in grade school and high school.Jack Ramsay
I went through my entire athletic life as a basketball player with only minimal physical setbacks, the worst being a couple of brain concussions, one in a college game in 1948, the other in 1954 while playing in the Eastern League, from which I recovered without permanent damage.Jack Ramsay
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
I wanted to become a college coach. I got game films of all the good college coaches – Pete Newell at California, Eddie Donovan with St. Bonaventure, Ken Loeffler at LaSalle.Jack Ramsay
I’ve been blessed. I’ve had a great life and am continuing to have one.Jack Ramsay