Tommy Heinsohn leaps to score on Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks on April 10, 1958.
Tommy Heinsohn leaps to score on Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks on April 10, 1958.
Boston Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn who led his team as a player and coach to win 10 NBA titles, died today, Wednesday, at the age of 86.

“It’s a huge loss. Tommy has been the embodiment of the Boston Celtics. Over the last 18 years, the club’s owners have relied heavily on Tommy’s advice and suggestions,” Boston said in a statement.

“It’s hard to imagine the Boston Celtics without Tommy Heinsohn There is no generation of Celtics supporters who did not feel Tommy’s presence.”

Heinsohn was the top scorer for Boston in four of eight seasons in which he crowned his team a champion, and ended his career as a player in 1965 by scoring 12,194 points and success in 5,749 follow-ups before he supervised training Boston in 1969.

And he became a sports commentator after retiring from training.

Source: AFP

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