Jones played 14 seasons in the NBA and three in the ABA. He spent six seasons with the 76ers before being traded to the Houston Rockets for Moses Malone.
“We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of a special member of the Sixers family, Caldwell Jones,” said 76ers CEO Scot O’Neill. “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.”
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. All of the Jones brothers attended Albany State University.