2014-04-29 / State/National Sports

Jack Ramsey dies

MIAMI (AP) — Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship before he became one of the NBA’s most respected broadcasters, died following a long battle with cancer. He was 89.

Ramsay’s death was announced by ESPN, his employer for many years.

Ramsay coached in the NBA for parts of 21 seasons before embarking on a second career as an NBA analyst.

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