Boston Celtics (1957-69)

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000101" title="Red Auerbach" href="/topic/arts-culture/red-auerbach-PEHST000101.topic">Red Auerbach</a> lit up numerous victory cigars as his team rolled through the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="National Basketball Association" href="/topic/sports/basketball/national-basketball-association-15008001.topic">NBA</a> for 11 championships in 13 seasons. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000094" title="Boston Celtics" href="/topic/sports/basketball/boston-celtics-ORSPT000094.topic">The Celtics</a> were carried by intimidating center <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001744" title="Bill Russell" href="/topic/arts-culture/bill-russell-PEHST001744.topic">Bill Russell</a>, whose career ran from 1956-69. <b>NBA honorable mention:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000164" title="Chicago Bulls" href="/topic/sports/basketball/chicago-bulls-ORSPT000164.topic">Chicago Bulls</a> (1991-98).

( AP / May 1, 2006 )

Red Auerbach lit up numerous victory cigars as his team rolled through the NBA for 11 championships in 13 seasons. The Celtics were carried by intimidating center Bill Russell, whose career ran from 1956-69. NBA honorable mention: Chicago Bulls (1991-98).

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