Basketball Hall of Famer, former Miami Heat TV analyst 'Dr. Jack' Ramsay dies at 89

(CNN) -- Hall of Fame former NBA coach John "Dr. Jack" Ramsay, who became a NBA television analyst years after winning a league championship with the Portland Trailblazers, has died at age 89, his longtime employer ESPN said Monday on Twitter.

The Philadelphia native made his mark in the collegiate and professional coaching ranks, taking St. Joseph's College to 10 postseason appearances in the 1950s and 1960s before becoming general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, winning an NBA title in 1967.

He later coached the 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Portland Trailblazers and Indiana Pacers, earning a 864-783 record from 1968 to 1988. At the time of his retirement, he ranked second in wins among NBA coaches.

His Trailblazers won the NBA title in 1977.

Ramsay was a TV analyst on Miami Heat games for several years in the 1990s.

CNN's Jillian Martin and Jason Hanna contributed to this report, so did the wptv.com web team.

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