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Oct 30, 2006 10:58am ET
Red Instrumental in Pro Basketball’s Development
In the WASHINGTON POST, Matt Schudel writes “his importance to the game of basketball cannot be overstated, and his contributions went far beyond the games on the court. Auerbach drafted the NBA's first African American player, named the first black coach in any professional sports league and had the first all-black starting lineup in NBA history. His coaching innovations were copied by others, and he helped define a style of play that has been emulated for decades. In the words of sportswriter John Feinstein, Auerbach was ‘the man who, for all intents and purposes, invented professional basketball.’ ”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/28/AR2006102801102.html


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