Basketball Icon & 11X NBA Champion Bill Russell Passed Away At Age 88

August 1, 2022

Bill Russell, stalwart of the Boston Celtics’ dynasty of the 1950s and 60s, the only NBA player to win 11 championships and the league’s first Black head coach, died on Sunday. He was 88. Russell is widely considered one of the best to ever play the game. As a 6-foot-10 center, he was the face of the Celtics dynasty in the late ’50s and throughout the ’60s. He earned 12 All-Star selections, 11 titles, 11 All-NBA nods, and five MVP awards over his 13-year playing career in Boston. He succeeded the legendary Red Auerbach as the Celtics’ bench boss late in his career, serving as a player-coach from 1966 to 1969. By doing so, Russell became the first Black head coach in North American pro sports history. Click Here To Read More.

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