Jerry Reynolds Remembers Bill Russell’s Legacy With The Sacramento Kings
Bill Russell’s legacy will forever be remembered as one of the greatest on and off an NBA court.
Ahead of the 1987-88 season, Russell signed a seven-year contract to coach the Sacramento Kings. However, he didn’t even last one season. Russell finished with a 17-41 record. He lasted one more season as the team’s general manager.
In total, Russell won 11 NBA championships, 5 MVP awards and was named to 12 All-Star Games, among many other accolades.
Jerry Reynolds, renowned broadcaster for the Kings, was one of Russell’s assistants and replaced the legend to finish the 87-88 season. He joined The Carmichael Dave Show With Jason Ross Monday to discuss the legend and his impact on the Sacramento Kings.
Topics discussed include:
- How the Bill Russell Jerry knew compared to his public image
- What the announcement of Bill Russell joining the Kings was like in 1987
- How Bill Russell’s legacy impacted the NBA years later
- Bill Russell the player vs Bill Russell the coach
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