The following is a statement from the Philadelphia 76ers on the passing of Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay.
“Dr. Jack Ramsay was a legendary figure in Philadelphia and a man whose passion and contributions to this city and the game of basketball will long be remembered,” said Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “He left an indelible mark on the basketball community – from the Big 5 to our organization and throughout his storied career within the NBA – and was a friend and mentor to those who knew him, both on- and off-the-court. On behalf of the Sixers organization, we truly mourn the loss and send our deepest condolences to the entire Ramsay family.”
Ramsay, who attended Upper Darby High Schooland laterSaint Joseph’s University, served as the Sixers General Manager during the team’s 1966-67 championship team and later as Head Coach from 1968 through 1972, compiling a record 174-154 and leading the team to the playoffs three of those seasons.
Ramsay compiled an 864-783 (.525) record during a 21-year career that began in 1968 and included stops with the Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach in 1992.