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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.

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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.

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