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shawmut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:02 PM
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Red Auerbach dead at age 89
Celtics legendary coach Auerbach dead at age 89


WASHINGTON -- Red Auerbach, who coached the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships in the 1950s and 1960s, died Saturday. He was 89.

Auerbach won 938 games with the Celtics and was the winningest coach in NBA history until Lenny Wilkens overtook him in the 1994-95 season. As general manager, the straight-talking Auerbach was also the architect of Celtics teams that won seven more titles in the 1970s and 1980s.

He died of a heart attack, according to an NBA official, who didn't want to be identified.

Auerbach joined the Celtics in 1950 as the franchise's third coach and also served as general manager, president and vice chairman of the board.

Auerbach guided the Celtics to their first championship as a coach-general manager in 1957 and an unprecedented eight straight titles from 1959-66, elevating them above such sports dynasties as the New York Yankees and Montreal Canadiens for consecutive championships.





http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2642131
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:04 PM
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1. May he go, or have gone, easy.
Redstone
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:04 PM
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2. Wow. What a sad weekend for sports passings.
Joe Neikro, Trevor Berbick and now Red. RIP Red; you were truly great.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:10 PM
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3. Death comes in 3s
well if you believe in that.

:(
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:12 PM
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4. It does seem that way.
That's enough death for one weekend though. :(
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:13 PM
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5. True DAT!
:)

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