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Legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell remains as one of the greatest basketball players ever, winning an astounding 11 championships, 5 MVP awards and 12 All-Star appearances in his 13-year career.

Along with his various accolades and still-prominent stature in the game, Russell also holds the honorable distinction of being the first African-American coach in the NBA 46 years ago today.

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