BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell, the NBA legend who was the mainstay of the Boston Celtics’ dynasty that won 11 champions in 13 years — the last as the first black coach in an American professional league — and who marched for civil rights alongside Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday. He was 88 years old.
His family spread the news on social media. They indicated that Russell died accompanied by his wife, Jeannine. The statement did not mention the cause of death.