This Day in Jewish History / The Best Basketball Coach, if You Ask Bostonians, Is Promoted

Opponents and referees may have been less enamored of Red Auerbach's adversarial style, but no one doubted his devotion to the triumph of the Boston Celtics.

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On April 28, 1966, the day the Boston Celtics won their eighth straight NBA championship, Red Auerbach announced his retirement as the team’s coach — to become its general manager, a job he held until 1984....