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A Grand Day for Red Auerbach
Red Auerbach achieved his 1,000th career victory (including playoff games) as a professional coach on January 12, 1966. Fittingly, the victory came at home over Boston’s longtime rival Los Angeles Lak ...
A Permanent Record
Following Red Auerbach’s retirement as Celtics coach in 1966, the team put out a record narrated by radio play-by-play man Johnny Most with calls from each of Auerbach’s nine playoff runs with Boston ...
Red Auerbach’s Last Game
Bill Russell and Red Auerbach celebrated another Celtics NBA World Championship title on April 28, 1966, which was also Auerbach’s final game as head coach. They won it on the parquet floor at Boston ...
Red Auerbach’s Successor
Retiring Head Coach Red Auerbach made history in 1966 when he announced that Bill Russell would take over, making Russell the first Black head coach in the history of the NBA and of any major American ...
Retiring Red Auerbach
Red Auerbach’s staff gifted him this silver plate when he retired from coaching after the 1965-66 season. Even in his last season, journalists and rival coaches marveled at Auerbach’s ability to win w ...
Russell and Roxbury Civil Rights
Bill Russell attended a Boston School Committee meeting with Roxbury school desegregation leaders Ellen Jackson and Rev. Virgil Wood. Neighborhood leaders hoped to stage a “Freedom Graduation” for Pat ...
Russell Takes the Stand
Celtics star and newly minted Head Coach Bill Russell spoke at the “Freedom Graduation” for Patrick T. Campbell Junior High School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The initial graduation was interrupted by ...
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 tota ...
The Freedom Graduation
One day after being denied use of the school by the Boston School Committee, Roxbury neighborhood leaders staged a “Freedom Graduation” for students at Patrick T. Campbell Junior High School. The orig ...
Watch: Celtics Win Eight Straight
Watch Bill Russell make a layup and Red Auerbach light his victory cigar during the Game 7 win of the 1966 NBA Finals. The victory gave Boston a record eighth straight NBA World Championship title.