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Philadelphia Sports Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay Dead At 89

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Dr. Jack Ramsay in Philadelphia, circa 1980. Copyright 1980 NBAE. Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images

Dr. Jack Ramsay in Philadelphia, circa 1980. Copyright 1980 NBAE. Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images

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By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)  –  Philadelphia basketball coaching legend Dr. Jack Ramsay has died at age 89.

Ramsay coached the St. Joseph’s Hawks in 1955 and captured their first big 5 crown.

Ramsay was a graduate of Upper Darby high school in 1942.

He also graduated from St. Joseph’s University.

After leaving St. Joes he was hired as a general manager of the 76ers and traded both Wilt Chamberlain and Chet Walker.

That year the 76ers won an NBA title. in 1968 , he left the front office and became the head coach of the 76ers.

In 1992 he was named to Basketball Hall of Fame.

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