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Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay dies

Updated: April 29, 2014, 1:05 AM ET
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Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship before he became one of the NBA's most respected broadcasters, has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family announced his death, saying he "led the greatest life that one could lead."

Ramsay was a longtime NBA analyst for ESPN and coached 20 seasons in the NBA, during which he emphasized fitness, selflessness, ball movement and skill -- qualities that carried ...

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