Bill Russell

NBA great Bill Russell dies at 88

eAwaz Sports News

BOSTON (AP) The NBA great Bill Russell, who anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in 13 years – the last two as the first Black head coach in any major US sport – and marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday. He was 88. His family posted the news on social media, saying Russell died with his wife, Jeannine, by his side. The statement did not give the cause of death.