Nicknamed “Red” in part for his temper, Red Auerbach and Bob Cousy had a strong relationship defined by an obsessive desire to win. Cousy later said, “We all wanted to win badly. [Auerbach] more than anybody. But psychologically, he knew how to maintain that motivation.” Under Auerbach’s wing, Cousy helped Boston win six NBA World Championship titles.
( C ) NBA/Celtics, courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection