There are any number of great things to remember about Dr. Jack Ramsay, who died today at the age of 89.
He was a smart coach and an even smarter commentator on the game and he wore terrific plaid pants back in the day when terrific plaid pants were all the rage. Then, from Ethan J. Skolnick, who covers the Miami Heat for Turner Sports and Bleacher Report, comes this gem of a photo from 1980.
Yep, that’s young Erik Spoelstra meeting Dr. Jack and sporting some pretty amazing socks. (Yes, in this case, it is accurate to call socks amazing.)
Spoelstra and Ramsay, in 1980. The socks are spectacular. pic.twitter.com/yIRu5Puowk— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) April 28, 2014
About those pants …
”The coach is a teacher; his subject is the fundamentals.” - Dr. Jack Ramsey pic.twitter.com/AJAjX66hx4— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) April 28, 2014