The world of basketball lost an absolute legend of the game on Monday when iconic head coach Jack Ramsay died at the age of 89 and left behind a career in basketball that most would kill to have just two years of.
Erik Spoelstra has a special connection to Ramsay and in the wake of his death today, the Heat coach revealed that he dedicated a play to the former coach that Miami ended up using in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last season.
The ultimate tribute: Erik Spoelstra says the Heat have an inbounds play called “Ramsay” they ran in Game 7 of last season’s NBA Finals.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 28, 2014
Ramsay’s legacy is one that mostly all basketball fans are at least partially aware of. Not everyone may know exactly who he is but he left such an impression on the game that it’s hard to ignore his lasting impact. Look no further than Spo dedicating a play to him while he was still alive as proof of this.