Thank you, Jack. You revolutionized the NBA for a brief period with perfect team basketball and put Rip City on the map. Your Trail Blazers were Red, Hot, and Rollin' in 1977 and you brought so much joy to the city of Portland. I was a small kid in the early-mid '80s when I first became a Blazermaniac, and my dad would talk of the championship parade like it was yesterday. It brought so much pride to him and thousands of other fans like him. I hope one day I can experience this (we got sooo close a couple times).
God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace.