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August 8, 1986 | Associated Press
Jack Ramsay, former head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, was named today as head coach of the NBA's Indiana Pacers, General Manager Donnie Walsh announced. Ramsay, 61, is second only to Red Auerbach in NBA victories, with a 785-691 win-loss record in 18 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Buffalo Braves and Portland. He was dismissed by the Trail Blazers at the end of last season when the club fell below the .
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June 7, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Reporting from Boston -- Give the replay an '80's sitcom laugh track, some Benny Hill-style music, and play it back in fast forward. That would liven up the clip of coaching brilliance Doc Rivers exhibited Sunday late in his Celtics' Game 2 win over the Lakers in the NBA Finals -- and make everyone laugh at Rivers almost as hard as his players did. It occurred with the Celtics seconds away from an eight-second backcourt violation with 1:26...
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June 6, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Here's how Jack Ramsay learned to become an NBA radio analyst: Back in the mid-1990s, after his accomplished basketball coaching career, ESPN Radio offered Ramsay a job alongside the man Ramsay calls the best play-by-play talent in the country, Jim Durham. Ramsay told Durham he wasn't sure about how to do this radio thing. "I think we worked it out well," Ramsay said Sunday before he, Durham and Hubie Brown called Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center. "Jim takes the action up to the score, then after the score he will pause and if I have something to say about the strategy or what a coach has done or what a player has tried that got him open, then I'll say it and then I'll give Jim the microphone back," Ramsay said.
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June 6, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Here's how Jack Ramsay learned to become an NBA radio analyst: Back in the mid-1990s, after his accomplished basketball coaching career, ESPN Radio offered Ramsay a job alongside the man Ramsay calls the best play-by-play talent in the country, Jim Durham. Ramsay told Durham he wasn't sure about how to do this radio thing. "I think we worked it out well," Ramsay said Sunday before he, Durham and Hubie Brown called Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center. "Jim takes the action up to the score, then after the score he will pause and if I have something to say about the strategy or what a coach has done or what a player has tried that got him open, then I'll say it and then I'll give Jim the microphone back," Ramsay said.
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August 9, 1986
Jack Ramsay, dismissed after last season by the Portland Trail Blazers, was hired as coach of the Indiana Pacers Friday. Ramsay, 61, has 785 National Basketball Assn. victories with three teams in 18 seasons, the most of any active coach. Red Auerbach, who won 938 games with the Boston Celtics before moving into the team's management, is the only coach with more. "Why he was let go at Portland is their mistake and our gain," Pacer General Manager Donnie Walsh said.
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May 5, 1985 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
The sun had yet to break through the usual patches of fog at Manhattan Beach one recent morning, which was reason enough for all but the most dedicated runners and surfers to stay inside. But there on the boardwalk was Jack Ramsay, a slim, balding and surprisingly fit 60-year-old, briskly cutting through the morning stillness. Eyes fixed straight ahead, Ramsay was running reasonably fast--a 7-minute 30-second pace for four miles--and apparently with little discomfort.
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January 15, 2004
Coaches with the most victories in the NBA (* active): *--* Lenny Wilkens* 1,292 Don Nelson* 1,118 Pat Riley 1,110 Bill Fitch 944 Red Auerbach 938 Dick Motta 935 Larry Brown* 905 Jerry Sloan* 895 Jack Ramsay 864 Cotton Fitzsimmons 832 Phil Jackson* 800 Gene Shue 784 George Karl 708 *--*
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May 12, 1992
Playground legend Connie Hawkins, who once was shunned by the game in a cheating scandal, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, along with Bob Lanier and Sergei Belov, one of the first great guards from the former Soviet Union. Lusia Harris Stewart and Nera White were the first two women players honored, and Lou Carnesecca, Al McGuire, Jack Ramsay and the late Phil Woolpert were installed as coaches.
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April 24, 2001
NBA coaches with 800 victories but losing records in the playoffs. Ten coaches have 800 victories: 1. Lenny Wilkens (1,251 victories) 72-85 in playoffs 2. Dick Motta (991 victories) 56-70 in playoffs 3. Don Nelson (977 victories) 51-61 in playoffs 4. Jack Ramsay (908 victories) 44-58 in playoffs 5. Cotton Fitzsimmons (867 victories) 35-49 in playoffs 6. Gene Shue (814 victories) 30-47 in playoffs Through 1999-2000 playoffs; Source: World Features Syndicate
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November 17, 1988 | Associated Press
Jack Ramsay, the second winningest coach in the NBA, has resigned as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, winless in seven starts this season, the Pacers announced this morning. "It was a resignation by mutual decision of Jack and the club," said Pacers' spokesman Dale Ratermann. He said assistant coaches Mel Daniels and Dave Twardzik will coach the team's next two games, the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
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March 24, 2005
*--* COACH VICTORIES WINNING PCT. 1. Lenny Wilkens 1,332 536 2. Don Nelson 1,190 577 3. Pat Riley 1,110 661 4. Bill Fitch 944 460 T5. Red Auerbach 938 662 T5. Jerry Sloan 938 607 7. Dick Motta 935 479 8. Larry Brown 975 569 9. Jack Ramsay 864 525 10. Cotton Fitzsimmons 832 518 *--*
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May 3, 2003 | Dan Barreiro, Minneapolis Star Tribune
The outcome in Game 6 of the Timberwolves-Lakers series was not in doubt. This became clear about 30 minutes after Game 5, when Laker Coach Phil Jackson met with reporters. "I feel bad for Flip [Saunders]," Jackson said. "I know what he's going through, when a team finds it impossible to make anything click." Game, set, match. When Saunders & Co.
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June 4, 2002 | Diane Pucin
Dr. Jack Ramsay, ESPN radio announcer and a respected former NBA coach, can visualize a defense the New Jersey Nets could use against Shaquille O'Neal. It involves the zone the Nets employed so well against the Boston Celtics, the zone that shut down Paul Pierce--the player who had boldly predicted the Nets had no one who could stop him--in two crucial fourth quarters. It involves fronting and backing O'Neal.
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April 24, 2001
NBA coaches with 800 victories but losing records in the playoffs. Ten coaches have 800 victories: 1. Lenny Wilkens (1,251 victories) 72-85 in playoffs 2. Dick Motta (991 victories) 56-70 in playoffs 3. Don Nelson (977 victories) 51-61 in playoffs 4. Jack Ramsay (908 victories) 44-58 in playoffs 5. Cotton Fitzsimmons (867 victories) 35-49 in playoffs 6. Gene Shue (814 victories) 30-47 in playoffs Through 1999-2000 playoffs; Source: World Features Syndicate
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December 7, 1999 | LONNIE WHITE
Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay, who had not seen that much of the Clippers before Monday night, was eager to watch the team's young talent and rookie Lamar Odom play against the Miami Heat. "I get very good reports on [Odom] and from what I've seen, it's almost spectacular," said Ramsay, in his eighth season as a broadcaster for the Heat. "He would appear to have a great future, but I'd like to see him play a half-dozen games or back-to-back nights."
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May 12, 1992
Playground legend Connie Hawkins, who once was shunned by the game in a cheating scandal, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, along with Bob Lanier and Sergei Belov, one of the first great guards from the former Soviet Union. Lusia Harris Stewart and Nera White were the first two women players honored, and Lou Carnesecca, Al McGuire, Jack Ramsay and the late Phil Woolpert were installed as coaches.
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December 7, 1999 | LONNIE WHITE
Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay, who had not seen that much of the Clippers before Monday night, was eager to watch the team's young talent and rookie Lamar Odom play against the Miami Heat. "I get very good reports on [Odom] and from what I've seen, it's almost spectacular," said Ramsay, in his eighth season as a broadcaster for the Heat. "He would appear to have a great future, but I'd like to see him play a half-dozen games or back-to-back nights."
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April 30, 1989 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
More immediate concerns occupy Rick Adelman's thoughts these days than his interim status as coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, his concern is how to prevent his team from being a victim of another Laker onslaught today in Game 2 of the National Basketball Assn. Western Conference quarterfinals in the Forum. But, still Adelman wonders whether he will lose that interim qualifier or simply lose his job if and when the Trail Blazers are ousted from the playoffs. A strong showing today (12:30, Channel 2)
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