Jim Durham Rumors

Ramsay, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999 and with melanoma in 2004, said his health is generally good and his decision to step away is not yet final. But he said he likely will do so because of no longer being able to work with play-by-play man Jim Durham, who died in November at 65. “It’s not quite the same,’’ said Ramsay, who has worked with different partners this season on ESPN Radio. “I did it all these years with one partner, Jim Durham, and he passed away after the first game this year. We had a great rapport and I really enjoyed working with him, and working with him is really why I extended my tour of duty.’’
via FOXSports Florida
Monday was a day Bob Ortegel wishes he could have stayed in bed and just be lost with his thoughts. That’s because that’s the day that one of Ortegel’s closest friends, ESPN Radio play-by-play man Jim Durhan, died at the age of 65. “The sports world and the radio and television industry lost a superstar,” Ortegel said after the Dallas Mavericks ran away from the Portland Trail Blazers, 114- 91, Monday at American Airlines Center. “I worked side-by-side with that man for eight years doing Mavericks games and we worked over 600 games together and he’s like a brother to me.
via Sulia
Durham, a Chicago native, had been doing games for ESPN, but he called Bulls games from 1973 to 1991 and White Sox games in 1989 and 1990. ‘‘I was so sorry to learn this morning of Jim Durham’s untimely passing,’’ Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. ‘‘Jim was the voice of the Bulls for 18 years, and he was the best at calling a basketball game I ever heard. I loved the energy he brought to our broadcasts, the way he painted a word picture of what was happening on the court, which made you feel like you were there, and his sense of humor.
via Chicago Sun-Times