Bill Russell net worth: Bill Russell is a former American basketball player who has a net worth of $10 million. Russell accumulated his net worth as one of the greatest Boston Celtics players in NBA history. He was the first African-American player to have gain superstar status. Before his basketball career, Russell played for the University of San Francisco basketball team and led them to two consecutive NCAA Championships. Furthermore, he won the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of U.S. national basketball team. After university, Russell joined the 1956 Draft and caught the attention of Boston Celtics. For the first time, Russell played professionally for the Celtics in the 1956-57 season. During his time with the Celtics, Russell was regarded as the 'centrepiece' of the team's dynasty. He was a five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and twelve-time All-Star. Furthermore Russell won eleven NBA Championships. Besides being a notable player, Russell was also a coach for the Celtics, making him first African-American NBA coach. Despite his achievements, Russell constantly battled with racism and retired as a player in 1972. After his retirement, Russell became a coach for Seattle SuperSonics in and Sacramento Kings. For his outstanding contribution to NBA, Russell was inducted as a member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Hall of Fame. In 2009 a MVP trophy was named after Russell.
Bill Russell Net Worth
Date of Birth
Feb 12, 1934 (82 years old)
Basketball player, Coach, Actor
United States of America
6 ft 9 in (2.07 m)
225 lbs (102 kg)
William Felton Russell, William Fenton Russell, William 'Bill' Russell, William F. Russell
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