Former NBA and ABA center Caldwell Jones has died at the age of 64 due to a heart attack. Jones played 14 seasons in the NBA and three in the ABA. The Philadelphia 76ers issued the following statement from CEO Scot O'Neill:
"We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of a special member of the Sixers family, Caldwell Jones. He was a consummate teammate, af riend 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."
Jones made the 1975 ABA All-Star Game, and he spent six seasons with the Sixers starting in 1976. He was sent to the Houston Rockets in 1982, then played for the Portland Trail Blazers from 1985 to 1989. Jones finished his playing career with the San Antonio Spurs in 1989-1990, where he served as a mentor for David Robinson. His three brothers, Charles, Wil and Major, all also played in the NBA.