Jack Ramsay’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

April 28, 2014

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death



Basketball Coach

The basketball coach Jack Ramsay died at the age of 89 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Also known as Dr. Jack, he was among one of the most respected coaches in NBA history. He coached the 1977 Portland Trailblazers to an NBA title.

He was married to Jean Duffey from 1949 until her death in 2010. He is the son of Anne Ramsay and Jack Ramsay Sr.



“There was great comraderie among players and coaches. We enjoyed the time we were together… road trips were fun. I don’t know that there was one moment that stood out among all the good times we had.” (Jack Ramsay)


“Saint Joseph’s still is among the smaller-enrollment institutions with a big-time basketball program. The Jesuits still offer the same high-quality education. St. Joe’s students and alumni are as supportive as ever, and their spirit is unquenchable.” (Jack Ramsay)


“In 1955-56, Saint Joseph’s won the first Big Five championship, compiled a 23-6 overall record, and entered its first postseason competition ever – the National Invitation Tournament – finishing third. That season’s success seemed to vault St. Joe’s into the national collegiate basketball scene, and it has been there since.” (Jack Ramsay)


“I don’t think there’s ever been a team that ever scored more layups than that Blazers team.” (Jack Ramsay)


“I’ve been blessed. I’ve had a great life and am continuing to have one.” (Jack Ramsay)