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Q: Was Bill Russell the first NBA coach?
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Who is the first NBA coach to win a ring as player and coach?

Bill Russell won NBA rings in 1968 and 1969 when he was the player-coach for the Boston Celtics.

Who was the first black head coach in NBA?

Bill Russell, who was a player-coach for the Boston Celtics from 1966 to 1969. He was the first African-American head coach to win an NBA title, earning back-to-back championships in 1968 and 1969.

What year did bill Russell win the nba title as a coach?

1979 with Seattle.

Who is the first NBA legend?

Bill russell

Who has the most rings in NBA?

Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher currently, but all time Nba its Bill Russel With 11

What NBA team did Bill Russell coach?

Bill Russell coached 3 different NBA teams Boston Celtics 1966 - 1969 (he was the 1st African American head coach in pro sports Seattle Supersonics 1973 - 1977 Sacramento Kings 1987 - 1988

Who was the First black in NBA hall of fame?

Bill russell

Did any NBA players coach and play at same time?

Yes. Bill Russell for the Celtics from 1966-1969.

How many rings does bill Russel have?

Bill Russell has 11 Championships rings and 5 finals mvp

Who won the Sportsman of the Year Award in 1968?

1968 Bill Russell Professional basketball NBA champion player-coach

Who has the most nba champonship rings as a player and coach combined?

Bill Russell has the most rings of anyone, with 11 as a player and 2 as a coach.

Who has the most champion in NBA?

Bill Russle has the most rings with 11. He won 11 rings in 13 years with the Boston Celtics. He then won 2 more rings as a NBA coach