Lester Conner to Coach on Tuesday as O'Brien Will Skip Game For Personal Reasons


Sadly, Jim O’Brien has had a death in the family and will thus miss Tuesday’s rematch with Toronto, according to Mike Wells.

o’brien to miss tues game vs raptors because of death in the family

Lester Connor will fill in.

lester conner to coach the team

That’s all I got.

Condolences and thoughts go out to Jimmy’s family.

UPDATE: It was Jean Ramsay, O’Brien’s mother-in-law and wife of the legendary coach Dr. Jack Ramsay, who passed. She had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for much of the decade, according to USA Today.

(h/t AO and Mike Wells)

Tags: Jim O'Brien Lester Conner Toronto Raptors

  • AO

    If I am not mistaken, Dr. Jack is his father-in-law, and I heard yesterday that Dr. Jack’s wife died.

  • AO

    Hey! i luv OB (o’brien). go pacers!!! =)