Basketball: For All the Marbles

The only Negro head coach of a major professional team would have a hard time staying out of the spotlight—even if he did not stand 6 ft. 10 in., sport a beard, and wear an opera cape instead of an overcoat. The glare is especially bright for Bill Russell, 33, because he is in his first season as player-coach of the Boston Celtics, whose eight straight National Basketball Association championships make them the most successful team in U.S. pro sport. The only change he can make in the Celtics is a change for the worse....

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