NEW YORK (AP) — Cal Ramsey, who starred at NYU within the 1950s and went on to play and broadcast for the New York Knicks, died Monday. He was 81.
The Knicks mentioned Ramsey died of cardiac arrest at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Middle in Manhattan.
After his taking part in profession, Ramsey labored for the group as a colour analyst and later in group relations. He served as a Knicks ambassador for the final 28 years and had remained on NYU’s basketball employees since 1983.
Madison Sq. Backyard chairman James Dolan known as Ramsey “one of many best ambassadors in New York Metropolis basketball historical past.”
We’re deeply saddened by the passing of NYC Basketball legend and former Knick Cal Ramsey, who represented the group as a participant, broadcaster and group ambassador. He had an unwavering love for the sport, the town and its individuals and shall be drastically missed. pic.twitter.com/dl7NhBdR7Y
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 25, 2019
Born in Selma, Alabama, Ramsey graduated from NYU in 1959 after averaging 20.2 factors and a school-record 17.5 rebounds. His 34 rebounds towards Boston School stay an NYU report. He had been an assistant coach with the group because it returned as a Division III program in 1983-84, serving to the Violets to a 615-341 report and 25 postseason appearances.
Ramsey additionally performed within the NBA for the St. Louis Hawks and Syracuse Nationals. He’s a member of the NYU Athletics and New York Metropolis Basketball Corridor of Fame.
“From Rucker Park to the Backyard, Cal Ramsey was a New York Metropolis basketball icon. He was a sort and caring good friend who gave a lot to the sport he beloved,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wrote on Twitter, providing the league’s condolences to Ramsey’s household, buddies and followers.
The Knicks mentioned they may honor Ramsey throughout their subsequent recreation, Thursday towards Toronto.