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Dr. Jack Ramsay

Basketball

Local, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia 76ers

Area native from Upper Darby, PA

Enjoyed success at every level of coaching: high school, college, and professional

Known as a teacher, motivator, and true basketball aficionado

Extraordinary attention to detail with impeccable preparation for games

Head Coach of the St. Joseph’s College Hawks (1955-66)

Compiled a 234-72 record at St. Joseph’s

Led the Hawks to 10 post-season berths (3 NIT, 7 NCAA) in his 11 seasons

7 times won or shared the Big 5 title including its inaugural season (1956-57, 1959-61, 1965-66)

7 Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, including 5 consecutive (1959-63, 1965-66)

Brought the Hawks to the NIT Final Four in his first season (1956)

Coached the Hawks to their only NCAA Final Four appearance (1961)

Earned a pre-season #1 national ranking by Sports Illustrated (1965)

GM of the NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers (1966-67)

NBA head coach for 21 seasons with a career record of 864-783 with a .525 winning %

Spent 4 seasons as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers (1968-72)

Led them to the playoffs in 3 out of his 4 years there

Spent 4 seasons as head coach of the Buffalo Braves (1972-76)

Spent 10 seasons as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers (1976-86)

Brought 9 playoff appearances to the franchise

Head Coach of the NBA Champion Trail Blazers (1977)

Completed his NBA coaching career with the Indiana Pacers (1986-89)

Retired as the 2nd all time winningest coach in NBA history, trailing only Red Auerbach

Named one of the 10 Greatest NBA Coaches of All-Time (1997)

Inducted into the St. Joseph’s University Athletics Hall of Fame (1999)

Inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame (1983)

Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1992)

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