Saturday, 4 August 2018

496) Arnold "Red" Auerbach

Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (1917 – 2006). American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games (a record at his retirement) and nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten years (a number surpassed only by Phil Jackson, who won 11 in twenty years). As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports.

- "With his flaming red hair and fiery temper, Auerbach was soon nicknamed "Red."

- "Arnold was nicknamed Red because of his red hair and ferocious temper on the basketball court."…/

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