Monday, October 30, 2006
Arnold "Red" Auerbach died suddenly on Saturday Oct 28, 2006 near his home in Washington. He was 89.
He was known for his hot tempered coaching style, and his ability to acquire players who would ultimately be superstars -- like Bill Russell and Larry Bird.
"Red Auerbach was the consummate teacher, leader, and a true pioneer of the sport of basketball," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement on www.nba.com.
"The NBA wouldn't be what it is today without him."
He led the Celtics to 10 Eastern Division titles in 16 years, and his string of NBA titles from 1959-1966 remains unmatched in U.S. professional sports.
You have to do something special or they don’t craft a bobble-head after you!!
Miss You Red RIP 1917-2006
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