Jack Ramsay

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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).wikipedia
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Portland Trail Blazers

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He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio.
Two Hall of Fame coaches, Lenny Wilkens and Jack Ramsay, have patrolled the sidelines for the Blazers, and two others, Mike Schuler and Mike Dunleavy, have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award with the team.

Indiana Pacers

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He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio. Ramsay took over as coach of the Indiana Pacers for the 1986–87 season. Ramsay's son-in-law Jim O'Brien has been the head coach of the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers and The University of Dayton, and grandson Jack O'Brien was the editor-in-chief of humor website Cracked.com.
After winning 22 games in 1984–85 and 26 games in 1985–86, Jack Ramsay replaced George Irvine as coach and led the Pacers to a 41–41 record in 1986–87 and their second playoff appearance as an NBA team.

Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award

He was the winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2009–10 NBA season.

1977 NBA Finals

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He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio.
In 1976, Jack Ramsay was hired as head coach, and with a healthy Walton, Portland made the playoffs for the first time in the 1976–77 season, winning 49 games.

Philadelphia 76ers

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After leaving St Joseph's, Ramsay was hired as general manager by the Philadelphia 76ers. Ramsay's son-in-law Jim O'Brien has been the head coach of the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers and The University of Dayton, and grandson Jack O'Brien was the editor-in-chief of humor website Cracked.com.
Chamberlain was making noises about jumping to the American Basketball Association, and general manager Jack Ramsay did not want to risk letting Chamberlain walk away for nothing.

Upper Darby High School

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With his family moving to a Philadelphia suburb, Ramsay graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1942.

1986–87 NBA season

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Ramsay took over as coach of the Indiana Pacers for the 1986–87 season.

1976–77 NBA season

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In his first season in Portland (1977), Ramsay led the Blazers to their first NBA title.

Wilt Chamberlain

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The team averaged 125 points with Wilt Chamberlain contributing an average of 24 points, 24 rebounds and eight assists per game.
Chamberlain then asked for a trade, and Sixers general manager Jack Ramsay traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers for Darrall Imhoff, Archie Clark and Jerry Chambers.

Bill Walton

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However, a young Blazers team, led by Bill Walton, was starting to gel.
In 1976–77 season Walton played in 65 games and, spurred by new head coach Jack Ramsay, Walton and a newly acquired ABA draftee in Maurice Lucas, the Trail Blazers became the Cinderella team of the NBA.

Jim O'Brien (basketball, born 1952)

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Ramsay's son-in-law Jim O'Brien has been the head coach of the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers and The University of Dayton, and grandson Jack O'Brien was the editor-in-chief of humor website Cracked.com.
O'Brien is the son-in-law of Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay.

1988–89 NBA season

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Ramsay resigned as Pacers coach during the 1988–89 season after a 0–7 start.

Buffalo Braves

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After the 1971–72 season, Ramsay became the head coach of the Buffalo Braves.
The team did slightly worse in the 1972–73 season, as it went 21–61 under new head coach Dr. Jack Ramsay.

Eric Reid (sportscaster)

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Ramsay worked alongside announcer Eric Reid.
He has shared the broadcast booth with analysts including Dr. Jack Ramsay, Dave Wohl, Ed Pinckney, Mike Fratello, Tony Fiorentino, and John Crotty.

Irv Kosloff

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Team owner Irv Kosloff gave Ramsay a three-year $25,000 deal.
Kosloff brought in Jack Ramsay to manage the team.

Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball

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They were coached by Hall of Fame coach "Dr. Jack" Ramsay from 1955 to 1966.

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame

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Van Miller

An avid amateur tennis player, Ramsay and Van Miller (the Braves' radio announcer and a close friend of Ramsay's) often played as a doubles team.
Miller was an avid tennis player and often paired with Jack Ramsay in doubles matches.

List of NBA All-Star Game head coaches

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List of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four appearances by coach

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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).

Miami Heat

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He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio.

ESPN

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He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio.

ESPN Radio

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He was best known for leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title, and for his broadcasting work with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, and for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Ramsay was among the most respected coaches in NBA history and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.