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Robin Jones, Member of Blazers Championship Team, Passes Away

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Jones backed up Bill Walton and Maurice Lucas en route to an NBA Championship in his lone season with the Blazers

Blazers 1977 Reunion Group Photo
The 1977 NBA Champion Portland Trail Blazers take a team photo during their 1997 reunion.
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Robin Jones, a member of the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers NBA Championship team, has passed away.

Jones, a wiry 6’9” big man, averaged 5.5 points per game backing up Blazer legends Bill Walton and Maurice Lucas in his lone season in Portland.

When the Trail Blazers celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Championship team in 2017, Jones joined his former teammates in the Moda Center for the special recognition, despite being confined to a wheelchair in his later years.

Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman made a statement.

“I was very sorry to hear about Robin. He played a vital role on our championship team. He will be missed by his friends and family, and also by his teammates.”

Former Blazers broadcaster and current team ambassador Bill Schonely said the following:

“Robin Jones didn’t play very much, but he was an absolute teammate from end to end, and he did everything that was asked of him. He was terrific in the locker room, and an all-around great guy. God bless you, Robin Jones.”

Robin Jones was 64.