Sport: Big Red

When his Boston Celtics are on the basketball floor, Coach Arnold ("Red") Auerbach, 45, sits hunched forward on the bench as if it were the edge of a razor blade, his face flickering between anguish and rage. He once punched a heckling rival club owner in the mouth, has nearly come to blows with innumerable referees, and by his own reckoning pays something like $400 a season in fines for arguing too much. But if no one has ever accused Auerbach of being a popular coach, no one questions his success. In twelve years...

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