With a team full of superstars, K.C. Jones’ best trait as Celtics head coach was his ability to relate to his players. Red Auerbach said of Jones, “You never hear him say, ‘This is my team.’ It’s always our team.” Auerbach later added that “K.C. never coached out of fear. He coached out of confidence.” Over his coaching career, Jones won two NBA World Championship titles as head coach of the Celtics, another as a Celtics assistant coach and still one more as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers under former teammate Bill Sharman.
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