Bill Russell was born on 12 February 1934 in West Monroe in the state of Louisiana, United States as William Felton Russell. He was an American retired Basketball Coach & Basketball Played for NBA Boston Celtics. His playing career was from 1956 and his career as a coach was from 1966-1988.
|Other Name||William Felton Russell.|
|Birthday||12th February 1934|
|Birthplace||West Monroe, Louisiana.|
|Height||6 feet 9 inches / 205.74 Cm|
|Weight||98 kg/ 206.05 Lbs|
|Brother||Charlie L. Russell Jr.|
|Ex-wives||Rose Swisher (1956-1974), |
(1996-2009 till his death)
|Sons||William Russell Jr. & Jacob Russell.|
|High School||McClymonds (Oakland,|
|College||San Francisco (1953-1956).|
|NBA Draft||1956/Round:1/Pich: 2nd Overall. Selected by the St. Louis Hawks.|
|As Player:||1956-1969 – Boston Celtics.|
|As Coach||1966-1969 – Boston Celtics.|
1973-1977 – Seattle Supersonic.
1987-1988 – Sacramento King.
|Net Worth||$ 10 Million ( INR 79.58 Cr).|
|Last Updated||August 2022.|
Bill Russell was born to Charles and Katie Russell on February 12th, 1934, in West Monroe, Louisiana. George Powles encouraged the youngster to develop his skills and become a good player.
Bill Russell struggled a lot during his early life because of racism. He had also been named NBA Most Valuable Player and All-Star.In 1966, Russell was made the coach of the Celtics after the retirement of Red Auerbach and he became the ﬁrst American-African Coach in NBA History.He had won the NCAA Championship.
He also won a Gold Medal at the summer Olympics in 1956.He was awarded the President’s Medal of Freedom in 2011 by then-President Barack Obama. He had won all three NBA Championships, an Olympic Gold Medal and an NCAA Championship.
Awards and Achievements
- He was just the second player to have ever made 51 rebounds in a single game and the ﬁrst NBA player to average more than 20 rebounds per game for an entire season.
- He won ﬁve regular season MVP awards and was selected three times to the All-NBA First Teams.
- He was presented with the Presio Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011
Health Issues, Illness and Death Info
Bill Russell died at the age of 88 on 31 July 2022 in Mercer Island in the state of Washington, United States.
Q.What was Bill Russell known for?
Ans:- He was known for becoming the first Black head coach in the National Basketball Association’s history.
Q.How many rings Bill Russell has as a player?
Ans:- 11 NBA championships.
Q.Where is Bill Russell from?
Ans:- He belongs to West Monroe, Louisiana, United States.