Jerry Reynolds Remembers Bill Russell’s Legacy With The Sacramento Kings

Aug 1, 2022, 10:50 AM | Updated: Sep 6, 2022, 9:31 am

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 21: Basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Russell waves as he is introduced at a game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Las Vegas Aces at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Lynx 79-74. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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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