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Tommy Heinsohn, Legendary Boston Celtics Player and Coach, Dead at 86

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Tommy Heinsohn, Legendary Boston Celtics
Player and Coach, Dead at 86.
On Tuesday, the Boston Celtics confirmed
the death of Tommy Heinsohn. .
Tommy was the ultimate Celtic. For the past
18 years, our ownership group has relied
hugely on Tommy's advice and insights …
He will be remembered forever, Boston Celtics Owners, via ESPN.
Heinsohn spent his entire professional
career with the Celtics, winning a total of eight titles;
seven straight from 1959 to 1965. .
He was also named an NBA All-Star six times,
was Rookie of the Year in 1957 and was a
four-time All-NBA second team honoree. .
Heinsohn retired in 1965 with a career total
of 12,194 points and 5,749 rebounds. .
He went on to coach the Celtics from
1969 to 1978, leading the team to two titles and
was named NBA coach of the year in 1973.
In 2015, Heinsohn was inducted into the
Hall of Fame as a coach, making him one of four people
to be inducted as both a player and coach.
In 1981, Heinsohn partnered with
Mike Gorman to create a Celtics' commentator
tandem that lasted decades. .
Roughly 2800 times I sat down with Tommy
to broadcast a game. Every time it was special …
Celtics Nation has lost its finest voice.
Rest In Peace my friend, Mike Gorman, via Twitter