Rockets Refuse Moment Of Silence For Former Blazers Coach Ramsay

UPDATE 5:50 PM PST: The Rockets are reportedly planning two acknowledgements of Jack Ramsay during Wednesday's game, per Mike Tokito of the Oregonian:


Former Portland Trail Blazers coach Jack Ramsay passed away Sunday night after a battle with cancer. The former coach and commentator, who led Portland to the 1977 NBA title, was 89 years old.

The Blazers apparently requested that a moment of silence be held for Ramsay before Wednesday's Game 5 against the Houston Rockets (the game is being played at the Toyota Center in Houston), but that request was rebuffed:



Portland leads the Western Conference first-round series three games to one, and can move on to the second round with a victory tonight.


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