Basketball Hall of Famer Dies 10/25/13
LOS ANGELES - Bill Sharman, the Hall of Famer who won NBA titles as a player for the Boston Celtics and a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 87. The Lakers announced that Sharman passed away at his home in Redondo Beach, Calif.
He won four NBA titles during an 11-season career as a shooting guard in Boston. Sharman then spent the past four decades with Los Angeles as a successful coach and front office executive. Sharman coached the 1971-72 Lakers to a championship with 69 victories and a 33-game winning streak, the longest in pro sports history. He also led teams in two other pro leagues to championships.
Sharman was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1976 and a coach in 2004.