Monday, September 22, 2014

Former Sixer Caldwell Jones passes away

PHILADELPHIA - The Sixers confirmed that Caldwell Jones has passed away at age 64.

A defensive stalwart on the great Sixers teams of the late 1970s and early 80s, Jones also played with Houston, Chicago, Portland and San Antonio in an NBA career that spanned from 1976 through 1990. He started his pro basketball career in the old ABA with the San Diego Conquistadors in 1973.

Jones made the NBA's All-Defensive team with the Sixers in back-to-back seasons (1980-81, 1981-82).

“We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of a special member of the Sixers family, Caldwell Jones," Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said ." He was a consummate teammate, a friend to many and a player who was beloved and respected throughout the league. Our franchise and fans will always remember the impact and contributions Caldwell made to the city of Philadelphia.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we extend our deepest condolences to the entire Jones family during this difficult time.”

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