KC Jones, Boston Celtics Corridor of Famer, dies aged 88

KC Jones received eight NBA championships as a Boston Celtics participant and two extra as a coach within the Nineteen Sixties.

BOSTON – Basketball Corridor of Famer KC Jones, who received eight NBA championships within the Nineteen Sixties as a Celtics participant and two extra as coach of the Boston groups that took the title in 1984 and 1986, has handed away. He was 88 years previous.

The Celtics mentioned Jones’ household confirmed Friday that he had died in an assistant facility in Connecticut, the place he has been cared for for Alzheimer’s illness for a number of years.

Jones joined Invoice Russell to guide San Francisco to consecutive NCAA championships from 1955-56. The 2 additionally performed within the US crew that received the Olympic gold medal on the 1956 Melbourne Video games.

Jones, chosen by the Celtics within the second spherical, met with Russell and received eight straight NBA titles from 1959 to 1966. He retired in 1967 and commenced coaching, first in school at Brandeis and Harvard, earlier than becoming a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant in 1971-72, the place he acquired one other championship ring.

He was an assistant coach on the Celtics crew, which received all the pieces in 1981, earlier than main the crew to the 1984 and 1986 championships underneath Larry Hen, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish.

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