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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:42 PM

Legendary Boston Celtics player, coach K.C. Jones dies at 88

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30595836/boston-celtics-legend-kc-jones-dies-88

K.C. Jones, who personified winning as a hard-nosed point guard and then coach of the Boston Celtics during a Hall of Fame career, has died, the Celtics announced Friday. He was 88.

K.C. was Jones' given name, although some joked the "C" stood for championships. It was easy to see why.

He played nine seasons in the NBA, all with the Celtics, and won titles in eight of them -- the third most in league history, behind only longtime teammates Bill Russell (11) and Sam Jones (10). That success carried over to his coaching days, when he won three titles (one as an assistant, two as a head coach) during Boston's run of success in the 1980s with Larry Bird & Co.

He also won a championship in 1972 as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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And he was a legend.

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Reply Legendary Boston Celtics player, coach K.C. Jones dies at 88 (Original post)
malaise Dec 26 OP
ProfessorGAC Dec 26 #1
malaise Dec 26 #4
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:47 PM

1. RIP, KC

Dude, had a fast basketball mind. Saw the whole game at once.
And, knew how to respect others. That's what made him a great coach.
He had Alzheimer's, so not sure how far he slid at the end. Hopefully, not too far.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:51 PM

4. There's a lovely photo with him and Bill Russell at the link

I want to be dead before Alzheimer's hits me.
He was a good man

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:49 PM

2. a great player and coach....

still can remember watching those 60's teams play....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 01:50 PM

3. Just watched the rerun of the 1986 Championship season.

KC Jones was a class guy....Celtics lost 2 greats in the last few weeks.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 02:02 PM

5. RIP KC

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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 02:04 PM

6. One of the heroes of my youth

Rest In Peace, KC

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 04:20 PM

7. I was a gym rat 60's - 70's. Loved those teams and KC.

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