PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers honored former coach Jack Ramsay with a moment of silence and a touching video tribute Friday night before Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Ramsay, who led the Blazers to their lone NBA championship in 1977, died Monday at age 89 after a long battle of cancer. His funeral was held on Thursday in Florida.
The Hall of Famer was beloved in Oregon, known for his attention-grabbing sportcoats and penchant for flashy sports cars.
During the game, a spotlight was trained on the banner that bears Ramsay's name in the rafters of the Moda Center. The crowd's cheers drowned out the public address announcer who listed Ramsay's achievements before the moment of silence.