In honor of Dr. Jack Ramsay – the only coach ever to lead Portland to a title – the Trail Blazers will wear a plaid patch during Wednesday’s playoff game. The “77″ signifies Portland’s magical championship year.
In honor of Dr. Jack
Dr. Jack passed away on Monday morning at the age of 89. For more on his life, I highly recommend this piece by Ramsay’s son, Chris – an editor at ESPN. I also strongly recommend David Halberstam’s opus The Breaks of the Game, which centers on Ramsay’s Portland teams during the NBA’s transformative period of the mid-to-late 1970s.