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The Coach Scores on the MVP
Scoring on NBA MVP Wilt Chamberlain was never easy, but Bill Russell, seen here in his first season as Celtics coach, made it look that way. Russell said of his taking the job, “[It] forced me to totally re-immerse myself in the game. I had to take all of Red’s concepts and strategies and incorporate them in my own way.” Boston’s big man was player-coach for three seasons from 1966 to 1969, leading the team to two NBA World Championship titles in that span.
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