Pro Basketball: All the Credentials

Ever since last spring, when Arnold ("Red") Auerbach, 48, announced that this season would be his last as boss of the world-champion Boston Celtics, pro basketball's No. 1 coaching job had gone begging. Auerbach's first choice as his successor was former Celtics Star Frank Ramsey, but Frank pleaded that he was too busy supervising the nursing homes he owns in Madisonville, Ky. Bob Cousy, who earned the nickname "Mr. Basketball" in 13 years with the Celtics, refused to quit as coach at Boston College. Ex-Celtics Forward Tommy Heinsohn told Red that he preferred his settled routine as a Boston...

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