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Russell went to Oakland's McClymonds High School, where he was awkward and struggled to get playing time until his senior year.
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Fill in some textRussell would finally arrive in Boston that December, and in 48 games the center averaged 19.6 rebounds (best in the NBA) and 14.7 points while helping Boston to its first championship.
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Fill in some textRussell leading the charge, the Celtics went on to win eight consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966.
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This role was mine as a coach, not as a black, white, or green man. Because I'm black, I wasn't hired.
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