Bill Russell

Bill Russell is the author of the best-selling Russell Rules (NAL). He won eleven championships in thirteen seasons with the Boston Celtics and coached the team in two of those championships. He was the first African American to coach a professional sports team and the first and only player/coach to win two NBA championships without an assistant. He was the first athlete to win an NCAA championship, an Olympic Gold Medal, and an NBA championship all in one year. Sports Illustrated named him the “Twentieth Century’s Greatest Team Player”, and HBO recognized Russell as “The Greatest Winner of the Twentieth Century.”