Sunday, July 31, 2022

Bill Russell, RIP -- July 31, 2022

Athlete and activist Bill Russell has died. He played basketball at USF during the 1950s and he led the team to win in two NCAA tournaments. Russsell encountered serious racism while on the road.

He was drafted by the Boston Celtics. He led the team to 8 championships in a row and 11 total. When coach Red Auerbach retired, Russell became the first black coach in the NBA.

After he retired, Russell spent the rest of life working for civil rights and social justice. I will miss hearing about his thoughts on events.

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