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  • Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

    Bill Russell, who led the Celtics to 11 championships playing in the old Boston Garden, has been immortalized with a statue on City Hall Plaza only a few blocks away.The first of those championships occurred in his rookie season of 1956-57 on the heels of leading his college team, the University of San Francisco, to back-to-back national titles, and the 1956 US Olympic squad to a gold medal in Melbourne, Australia. The old St. Louis Hawks made the 6 ft. 10 in. Russell the second pick in the 1956 draft, behind Sihugo Green, but immediately traded him to the Celtics for Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan. The deal paid off handsomely, as Boston won its first NBA title in Russell’s rookie season, then began an unmatched run of eight successive championships two years later.Russell capped off his playing career as the team’s player coach, becoming the first African-American to break into the head coaching ranks in any of the four major North American professional leagues.Always outspoken and highly quotable, here are 12 thoughts Russell shares in his book, "Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner," written with David Falkner in 2001.

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  • Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

    Bill Russell, who led the Celtics to 11 championships playing in the old Boston Garden, has been immortalized with a statue on City Hall Plaza only a few blocks away.The first of those championships occurred in his rookie season of 1956-57 on the heels of leading his college team, the University of San Francisco, to back-to-back national titles, and the 1956 US Olympic squad to a gold medal in Melbourne, Australia. The old St. Louis Hawks made the 6 ft. 10 in. Russell the second pick in the 1956 draft, behind Sihugo Green, but immediately traded him to the Celtics for Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan. The deal paid off handsomely, as Boston won its first NBA title in Russell’s rookie season, then began an unmatched run of eight successive championships two years later.Russell capped off his playing career as the team’s player coach, becoming the first African-American to break into the head coaching ranks in any of the four major North American professional leagues.Always outspoken and highly quotable, here are 12 thoughts Russell shares in his book, "Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner," written with David Falkner in 2001.

  • Retired NBA Finals MVPs: What are they doing now?

    The Most Valuable Player in the NBA Finals is an award that's only been around since 1969. Find out what retired Finals MVPs are doing today.

  • Garnett comes up big as Celtics stun Heat in Game 5

    Boston got a huge performance from Kevin Garnett in capping off a nail-biting win over Miami last night. The Celtics are now up, three games to two, in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series.

  • Celtics escape in Game 4 thriller to beat Heat, 93-91

    Boston survived a second-half implosion to defeat Miami in overtime Sunday night. Action now moves to Miami for Game 5 on Tuesday night (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. Eastern).

  • NBA playoffs: 76ers beat Celtics, force Game 7

    The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics, 82-75, Wednesday night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena, setting the stage for a seventh and series-deciding game in Boston on Saturday.

  • From Wilt Chamberlain to Jeremy Lin: 10 NBA 'firsts'

    Jeremy Lin's rise on the NBA radar provides the impetus to look back at Wilt Chamberlain's highest-scoring game and nine other NBA 'firsts.'

  • NBA playoffs: Thunder defeat Grizzlies in triple-overtime thriller

    NBA playoffs: The Oklahoma City Thunder, in the first triple-overtime NBA playoff game since a 2009 Celtics-Bulls contest, defeated the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at Fedex Forum. Their second-round series is now knotted at two games apiece.
    05/10/2011 03:43 pm

  • Chapter & Verse "Rise of a Dynasty": 12 things I learned about the Boston Celtics

    “Rise of a Dynasty" revealed things about the Russell-Cousy-Auerbach Celtics that I didn’t know.
    12/11/2010 06:05 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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