Former Celtics coach Auerbach dies
Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Arnold “Red” Auerbach, who was responsible for
bringing 16 world titles to the Boston Celtics and coached the team to nine
NBA championships from 1957-66, passed away Saturday at the age of 89.
Auerbach, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a coach in 1969, is tied
with current Lakers head coach Phil Jackson for the most championships in
The Celtics released a statement saying Auerbach died suddenly in Washington,
DC. He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy Auerbach Collins and Randy
Auerbach; his granddaughter, Julie Auerbach Flieger and three great-
Auerbach, who also was Boston’s general manager from 1950-84, was first named
president in 1970. He held the post until 1997, when he was promoted to vice-
chairman of the board.