Former American player KC Jones died at the age of 88, as reported today by the Boston Celtics, a franchise with which he won 10 NBA titles, eight as a player and two as a coach.
KC Jones was one of the most recognizable figures of the Celtics in the 60’s and it is with Bill Russell, Clyde Lovellette, Jerry Lucas, Quinn Buckner, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Michael Jordan, one of the few players in history who achieved the “Triple Crown”: NCAA Championship (College), NBA and Olympic gold.
He was a base of 1.85 meters and played more than 600 games as a player over 8 seasons, averaging 7.4 points and 4.3 assists, while as a coach he added 552 victories and 306 defeats (64.3 percent efficiency), reported the DPA news agency.
KC Jones was a 1.85m point guard and played more than 600 games as a player over 8 seasons
After stopping playing (his 25th jersey was retired by the Celtics), he coached the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Bullets and Milwauke Bucks, before returning as an assistant in 1978 to the Boston Celtics.
It was then that he got his first chance as head coach and led the Celtics to the title with figures of the level of Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, who won in 1984 and 1986, in one of the most successful periods in franchise history. from Boston. (Télam)