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Bill Russell

This article is about the basketball player. For other people with the same name or similar name, see William Russell (disambiguation).
Bill Russell
Russell in February 2011
Personal information
Born (1934-02-12) February 12, 1934 (age 86)
West Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American
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Career information
High school McClymonds (Oakland, California)
College San Francisco (1953–1956)
NBA draft 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career 1956–1969
Position Center
Number 6
Career history
As player:
19561969 Boston Celtics
As coach:
19661969 Boston Celtics
19731977 Seattle SuperSonics
1987–1988 Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Career statistics
Points 14,522 (15.1 ppg)
Rebounds 21,620 (22.5 rpg)
Assists 4,100 (4.3 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
FIBA Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006