04/30/14 2:02 pm EST
I was in the Raleigh, NC airport on Monday morning when the sad news of Dr. Jack Ramsay’s passing reached my smartphone. I don’t need to tell you that Dr. Jack was a Philadelphia basketball icon with a superior basketball mind that influenced people in the game as far away as Zimbabwe.
As a St. Joe’s alum (Yeah, I refuse to spell it the new way.), a dedicated 76er supporter and the founder of Philadunkia.com, Dr. Jack has always held a special place in my hoops heart. But I also had the pleasure of working with Coach Ramsay on several occasions over my career in sports journalism and I own a tremendous respect for his talents, basketball IQ, work ethic and professionalism.
In honor of his passing I’d like to share a quick story with you that will give you some insight into this great man off the court.