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|Red Auerbach, 1917-2006.|
Related: The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan on Auerbach: "No sports person (which would include Connie Mack and George Halas) ever was associated longer with any team. Red Auerbach was the embodiment of the Boston Celtics for nearly 57 years."
And at the L.A. Times, J.A. Adande on Auerbach's sneering attitude toward the accomplishments of Phil Jackson, and how Jackson dealt with it: "He let Auerbach get away with blast after blast, all the while biting his tongue so hard it's surprising it didn't bleed."