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AliveBorn: 2/12/1934 in West Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Full name: William Felton Russell
Noted For: basketball player and coach, member of the Boston Celtics (1956-65); head coach of the Boston Celtics (1965-69); coach and general manager of the Seattle Supersonics (1973-77). Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1958, 61-63, 65); elected to the basketball Hall of Fame (1974).