Bill Russell, player/coach for the Boston Celtics, in the 1967-68 season.
Bill Russell won it all as a player/coach in 1967-1968. He was also the first black coach in professional sports
Bill Russell the first African-American to coach a major league professional sports team. The next season he became the first African-American coach to win an NBA championship.
Bill Russell was the first black NBA coach.
Magic's coach in his rookie season (1979-1980) was Paul Westhead. Westhead was in his first year of NBA coaching as the Lakers won the NBA championship that season.
Doc Rivers, The Boston Celtics, June 2008
Earl Lloyd was the first black NBA player in 1950. *Became the first African-American to play in an NBA game on October 31, 1950 *Became the first African-American to win an NBA championship (1955 with Syracuse) *Became first African-American Assistant Coach with Detroit Pistons (1968-70) *Became second African-American head coach and first African-American bench coach with Detroit Pistons (1970-71) Earl Lloyd, who in 1950 became the first African-American to play in a NBA game with the Washington Capitols, was instrumental in integrating professional basketball as a player and coach.
The Philadelphia Warriors won the first NBA championship.
Earl Lloyd is the first African-American player to win an NBA championship in 1955. He played for the Syracuse Nationals and they defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons.
Red Auerbach and Phil Jackson are tied with nine each.
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.
Bill Russell won the NBA Championship as a player in 1957, 1959-1966, and 1968-1969 with the Boston Celtics. He was player/coach of the Boston Celtics in 1968 and 1969. Red Holzman won the NBA Championship as a player in 1951 with the Rochester Royals (now Sacramento Kings) and as a coach in 1970 and 1973 with the New York Knicks. Tommy Heinsohn won the NBA Championship as a player in 1957 and 1959-1965 with the Boston Celtics and as a coach in 1974 and 1976 with the Boston Celtics. KC Jones won the NBA Championship as a player in 1959-1966 with the Boston Celtics and as a coach in 1984 and 1986 with the Boston Celtics. Bill Sharman won the NBA Championship as a player in 1957 and 1959-1961 with the Boston Celtics and as a coach in 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Billy Cunningham won the NBA Championship as a player in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers and as a coach in 1983 with the Philadelphia 76ers. Pat Riley won the NBA Championship as a player in 1972 wth the Los Angeles Lakers and as a coach in 1982, 1985, and 1987-1988 with the Los Angeles Lakers and in 2006 with the Miami Heat. Phil Jackson won the NBA Championship as a player in 1970 and 1973 with the New York Knicks and as a coach in 1991-1993 and 1996-1998 with the Chicago Bulls and in 2000-2002 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Buddy Jeannette won the NBA Championship in 1948 as the player/coach of the now defunct Baltimore Bullets.
Tommy Heinson The answer is Bill Russell
Yes Phil Jackson did coach 6 championships for the bulls
The first coach to win a title depends on the sport in question. The first NBA championship was played in 1950, with the Minnesota Lakers defeating the Syracuse Nationals. John Kundla coached the Lakers.
Phil Jackson has the most rings as a coach & player with 12. Two as a player and 10 as a coach
They won their first championship against the Miami HEAT in the 2011 NBA championship.