Former Celtic Bill Sharman Dead At 87
Hall of Fame player and coach Bill Sharman died Friday. He was 87 years old.
Sharman impacted both of the NBA’s signature franchises, as a player with the Boston Celtics and as a coach with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sharman starred as a player with the Celtics from 1951-61. He was an eight-time All-Star and won four NBA titles with Celtics after playing his first season in 1950-51 with Washington.
Elected to the Hall of Fame as a player in 1976, Sharman was also inducted as a coach in 2004. John Wooden and Lenny Wilkens are the only others to be honored in both categories. (Metro Networks, Inc.)