Profession: NBA Head Coach
Why Famous: Known as a pioneer of modern basketball, he redefined basketball as a game dominated by team play and defense, and also introduced the fast break as a potent offensive weapon.
As a coach, he won 938 games and nine NBA championships. As general manager and team president of the Boston Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports.
- 1941-06-05 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis
- 1966-01-12 Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
- 1966-04-26 Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach