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Blazers to honor Ramsay with jersey patch


The Portland Trail Blazers will honor the memory of their former coach, Dr. Jack Ramsay, beginning Wednesday night with a patch on their jerseys.
   The patch, which pays tribute the signature plaid outfits Ramsay was famous for when he coached the team from 1976 to 1986, has the number "77" on it for the year he led the Trail Blazers to their only NBA title.
   "It's a very unique patch that pays perfect tribute to who Dr. Jack is," Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said in a statement.
   "It embodies his time in Portland, his vibrant personality, and ultimately all that he meant to the Trail Blazers and the NBA."
   The Trail Blazers play the Rockets in Houston on Wednesday night and own a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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