Mitch Kupchak on Dr. Jack Ramsay

April 28, 2014 3:48 pm PDT

EL SEGUNDO - Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak issued the following statement today regarding the death of long-time coach and broadcaster Dr. Jack Ramsay:

“I’ve been an admirer of Dr. Jack Ramsay since I was playing high school basketball in New York and he was coaching the 76ers. Although we never worked together directly, it was my pleasure and honor to have gotten to know him and join him in the NBA family over the past 37 years. On behalf of the entire Lakers organization, we send our deepest condolences to the Ramsay family.”