Who was Bill Russell? Celtics honor their 'true champion'

Who was Bill Russell? Celtics honor their 'true champion'

Bill Russell established and defined the standard for the Boston Celtics.

The franchise honored its greatest player before its season opener against Philadelphia on October 18, 2022.

The Celtics held the first of two ceremonies to commemorate Russell since he died on July 31, 2022, at age 88.

The second celebration will take place on Russell’s birthday on February 12, 2023.

There were video tributes highlighting some of Russell’s biggest moments on and off the court.

Russell was a champion of racial and social justice activism.

Russell was the first Black coach in any of the major US sports leagues.

Bill Russell was a legendary American basketball player and coach with a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death.