Red Auerbach
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"As head coach:"

*9× List of NBA champions/NBA champion

*NBA Coach of the Year Award/NBA Coach of the Year ()

*11× List of NBA All-Star Game head coaches/NBA All-Star Game head coach (1957 NBA All-Star Game/1957-1967 NBA All-Star Game/1967)

*Top 10 Coaches in NBA History

"As executive:"

*7× List of NBA champions/NBA champion (–, , , , , )

* NBA Executive of the Year Award/NBA Executive of the Year ()

/ HOF_coach = Red-Auerbach


"Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach" (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Atlanta Hawks/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) List of NBA championship head coaches/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.

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Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.

The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.

Just do what you do best.

Most of your great coaches do some teaching and developing of players. Phil may be able to do it, but he hasn't shown it. His teams have been ready-made.

The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.

That's something I don't want to get into. I'm here. That's what counts.

Phil is obviously a good coach. You don't win that many games without being a damn good coach, ... Remember one thing: He's been very fortunate. He picks his spots. That's all I can say.