Jack Ramsay (1925-2014)

John T. “Jack” Ramsay was an American basketball coach nicknamed as “Dr. Jack”. His best known coaching job was for the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA, which he led them to their only NBA title in 1977. He broadcasted for the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, ESPN TV, and ESPN radio. He was among the most respected coaches in NBA history. He is also an NBA basketball Hall of Famer in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He has written several books, including The Coaches Art, and Dr. Jack’s Leadership Lessons Learned From a Lifetime in Basketball. He worked for the Miami Heat as a Heat Broadcaster alongside Heat broadcaster Eric Reid from 1992 to 2002 from Sunshine Network (now Sun Sports), Sports Florida, and sometimes local Miami TV station WBFS. He died in April 27,2014. He was 89 years old. 

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