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Bill Russell (USA)
Born on February Monday, 1934, in in Monroe (Louisiana),USA.
Height:
213cm (6'11")
Position:
Center
Nationality:
USA

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Wednesday, 2007.

Clubs

  • University of San Francisco (NCAA): 1953-1956
  • Boston Celtics: 1956-1969
  • As a coach: head coach and player of the Boston Celtics (1966-1969),head coach and general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics (1973-1977) and head coach of the Sacramento Kings (1987-1988)

Club Highlights

  • 2 times NCAA Champion: 1955 and 1956
  • 11 times NBA Champion: 1957,1959,1960,1961,1962,1963,1964,1965,1966,1968 and 1969

National Team

  • Olympic Gold medalist in Melbourne 1956

Individual Highlights

  • 1955 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 5 times MVP of the NBA: 1958,1961,1962,1963 and 1965
  • Member of 3 All-NBA First Teams (1959,1963 and 1965),8 All-NBA Second Teams and of the 1969 NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 12 times NBA All-Star: 1958-1969
  • MVP of the 1963 NBA All-Star Game
  • 2nd all-time leading rebounder in NBA history (21,620 rebounds in total/22.5 per game)
  • The Boston Celtics retired his #6 jersey on 12th March 1972
  • Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996