Monday, July 25, 2005

Coach K.C. Jones

Boston Celtics

All he does is win... Most successful coach ever over a three-year period with 192-54 record (.780) since coming to Celtics... His career mark is 347-145 (.705)... Took rap when his Washington Bullets were bounced in four straight by Warriors in 1974-75 and was canned after the following season... Member of 1956 Olympic team... San Francisco product played on eight NBA title teams during nine-season career with Celtics... Had career .387 shooting percentage... Was Celtics' second-round pick in 1956... Rams took him on 30th round of NFL draft in 1955... Ever afable, he loves to play self-depreciating role, laughing all the way to the bank and probably the Hall of Fame... Only coach in history to post 60-plus victory seasons with two teams... Low-key demeanor is vital to Celtics' success... An accomplished singer, he loves to entertain in lounge settings... Born May 25, 1932, in Tyler, Tex.... Initials stand for nothing... His father was fond of legendary railroader Casey Jones... Truly one of the game's nice guys... No one begrudges him his success.

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