When little Erik Spoelstra met Dr. Jack

(Associated Press)

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.)

About those pants …

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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