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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:35 PM
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Former Celtics coach Red Auerbach dies
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.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061029/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_...
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:47 PM
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1. I miss the original Celtic Dynasty
It was never the same after Bird, McHale, DJ, et al were gone. Thanks for the memories Red. Rest in peace.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:20 PM
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2. Those were the days......
Don't forget the Chief (Robert Parrish) and Dave Cowens....I don't know, something about that era and the teams that made it special. Are they better athletes today? Sure. Are they better basketball teams? Not IMHO.

Thanks Red...you made Boston and the Garden a magical place in the 60s-70s-80s.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:39 PM
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4. And Dallas' favorite Celtic
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:37 PM
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3. Why I loved Red Auerbach
He judged his players on what they could do, not there skin color in a time when that didn't happen much.
When his star, Bill Russell became involved in the civil rights movement, Auerbach backed him. When he quit coaching he picked a black man to replace himself - Bill Russell.
In basketball and life team oriented to the end with all team members treated witk equal respect. While most people remember Auerbach for his basketball legacy, I remember him as a quiet leader in equal rights.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:17 PM
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5. A sad day for us Beantown fans.
You are missed...

:cry:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:50 AM
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6. Rest in peace Mr Auerbach.
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