Red and Me by Bill Russell
My Coach, My Lifelong Friend

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“Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever….[He] has produced a moving tribute to his friend and, in a larger sense, to friendship.”

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In Red and Me, Boston Celtics basketball legend Bill Russell pays homage to his mentor and coach, the inimitable Red Auerbach. A poignant remembrance of a life-altering relationship in the tradition of Big Russ and Me and Tuesdays With Morrie, Red and Me tells an unforgettable story of one unlikely and enduring friendship set against the backdrop of the greatest basketball dynasty in NBA history.

 

About Bill Russell

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Five-time NBA MVP and twelve-time All-Star, Bill Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA championships. As a major league coach, Russell won two additional championships—the first African-American to do so. He is considered the father of the modern pro game and one of the most significant Americans of the twentieth century in sports. His three previous books include the national bestseller Russell Rules.
 
Published April 25, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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If I could pick any player in history to start a franchise in the National Basketball Association, I would pick Bill Russell.

Jun 05 2009 | Read Full Review of Red and Me: My Coach, My Life...

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In the late '50s and throughout the '60s, Bill Russell led the Celtics to 11 titles in his 13 seasons with the team and broke racial barriers by being part of the first African-American starting five in NBA history as well as the first African-American coach in the league.

May 25 2009 | Read Full Review of Red and Me: My Coach, My Life...

Seattle PI

It’s the best book on interpersonal relationships I’ve read since How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Apr 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Red and Me: My Coach, My Life...

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