Former Boston Celtics star and head coach, Tom 'Satch' Sanders joined Boston Bruins President Harry Sinden, former New England Patriots offensive lineman John Hannah, former Red Sox slugger Jim Rice, former US Olympic swimmer Jenny Thompson and Rick and Dick Hoyt of the Boston Marathon in receiving Legacy Awards at The Sports Museum's 5th Annual 'The Tradition' Awards Ceremony held at the TD Banknorth Garden on Thursday, June 15, 2006.
Sanders, who retired last October after almost 20 years as the NBA's Director of Player Development, helped to form the greatest dynasty in sports being a member of eight world championship teams with the Green and White from 1961 to 1969.
"To be recognized by such a great organization, The Sports Museum, and to be included with such wonderful people and gifted athletes is really quite remarkable," remarked Sanders. "I have been very fortunate all my life to have worked with good people."
The Sports Museum is dedicated to using sports to teach the values of leadership, respect and cooperation to our youth while honoring leading citizens and athletes of New England. On this evening, everyone celebrated six classy individuals that have helped make Boston the best sports town in the nation.