Chat Transcript: Celtics Legend Bill Russell

Bill Russell, who was the first African-American head coach in professional sports and who led the Celtics to 11 of their 16 World Championships (nine as a player and two as a player-coach), will chat live on as part of Celebrating Black History presented by Amtrak and the Boston Celtics.

The five-time MVP, 12-time All-Star, played for the Celtics from the 1956-57 season through the 1968-69 season averaging 15.1 points and 22.5 rebounds per game, and still holds the Celtics' record for most rebounds in a season (1,930 during the 1963-64 season). The Celtics retired Russell's number 6 in 1972.

Bill stopped by to chat live with fans on Monday. See what he had to say about his playing days and much much more.

Adam from NH: Hi Bill,

I was just wondering your thoughts on the play of the Celtics young guns (i.e. Allen, West, Jefferson etc...) Should the Celtics build around them? What does Boston need to do to become a contender?