Bill Russell Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Bill Russell (William Felton Russell, Russell)

Last Updated: 08 Feb, 2023 | Views: 483

Age: 88

Profession: Sports Men

Other Profession(s): Basketball Player

Famous For: American Professional Basketball Player

Higher Education: Graduate

Bill Russell Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Feb, 1934 (88 Years 05 Months 19 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
Louisiana

Birth District
Monroe

Birth Sign
Aquarius

Religion
Christianity

Nationalities
American

Died on
31 Jul, 2022

Bill Russell Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

William Felton Russell was born 1934 and died peacefully on 31st July 2022. In the National Basketball Association (NBA), he played as a center for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. In his 13-year career, he was the centerpiece of an NBA dynasty that won 11 championships. In addition, he was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 12-time NBA All-Star. Among athletes in North American sports leagues, Russell and Henri Richard have won the most championships.

Career:

1956: NBA draft- Red Auerbach targeted Russell in the draft, believing his defensive toughness and rebounding ability were the Celtics' missing pieces.

1956: Summer Olympics - Russell captained the 1956 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, in the Southern Hemisphere, before his NBA rookie season.

Boston Celtics

1956–1958: Rookie champion and early years - During the 1956–57 NBA season, Russell could not join the Celtics until December due to his Olympic commitment. Russell averaged 14.7 points per game and 19.6 rebounds over 48 games.

1958–1966: Eight straight NBA championships - As a 1958–59 NBA team member, Russell averaged 16.7 points and 23.0 rebounds per game.

1964–65 NBA season - Russell won his second consecutive rebounding title and his fifth MVP award with the Celtics, finishing the season with a league-record 62 wins.

Post-playing career - Russell joined NBA on ABC in 1971 as a commentator for the Game of the Week. On March 12, 1972, the Celtics retired Russell’s No. 6 jersey.

Awards/Achievements:

A total of eleven NBA championships have been won by him championships.

The City Hall Plaza in Boston was erected with a statue honoring Russell in 2013.

The basketball Lifetime Achievement Award was first presented to Russell on June 15, 2017.

Unknown Facts:

Rose Swisher was Russell's college sweetheart, to whom he marries and stayed together from 1956 until 1973.

He married Dorothy Anstett, Miss USA 1968, in 1977.

NBA player Russell visited Africa for the first time in 1959.

Bill Russell Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 208 cm
In Meters 2.08 m
In Feet & Inches 6'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 98 kg
In Pounds 215 Ibs

Eye Color
Black

Hair Color
Salt & Pepper

Bill Russell Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Charles Russell

Mother's Name
Katie Russell

Spouse
Marilyn Nault, Dorothy Anstett, Rose Swisher

Brother(s)
Charlie L. Russell

Son(s)
William Jr, Jacob

Daughter(s)
Karen Russell

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