Ok.C. Jones received eight NBA championships as a Boston Celtics participant within the 1960s and two extra as a coach.
BOSTON — Basketball Corridor of Famer Ok.C. Jones, who received eight NBA championships as a Celtics participant within the 1960s and two extra because the coach of the Boston groups that took the title in 1984 and ’86, has died. He was 88.
The Celtics stated Jones’ household confirmed Friday that he died at an assistant residing facility in Connecticut, the place he had been receiving take care of Alzheimer’s illness for the previous a number of years.
Jones joined with Invoice Russell to guide San Francisco to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1955-56. The 2 additionally performed on the U.S. group that received the Olympic gold medal on the 1956 Video games in Melbourne.
A second-round draft alternative by the Celtics, Jones reunited with Russell to win eight straight NBA titles from 1959-66. He retired in 1967 and started teaching, first in faculty at Brandeis and Harvard earlier than becoming a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant, in 1971-72, the place he earned one other championship ring.
He was an assistant coach on the Celtics group that received all of it in 1981 earlier than guiding the group led by Larry Hen, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish to the 1984 and ’86 championships.
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