Quotes by Bill Russell

About Bill Russell:

William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1956 to 1969. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a twelve-time All-Star, Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty, winning eleven NBA championships during his thirteen-year career. Along with Henri Richard of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens, Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Before his professional career, Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA championships (1955, 1956). He also won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of the U.S. national basketball team.

Author Bio

  • NameBill Russell
  • DescriptionAmerican professional basketball player and coach
  • AliasesWilliam Felton Russell; William Russell
  • BornFebruary 12, 1934
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionSportsperson; Basketball Player; Basketball Coach
  • AwardsPresidential Medal Of Freedom; NBA Most Valuable Player Award