invoice russellEleven-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, He passed away this Sunday at the age of 88.He reported his family in a message from the former player’s Twitter account.

Bill Russell, most prolific winner in american sports history“The family of the Celtics legend passed away peacefully this Sunday, at the age of 88, with his wife, Jeannine.”

Russell played His entire career with the Boston CelticsFrom 1956 to 1969, he was the great hero of the ‘Dynasty’, eight of which won eleven rings in a row.

His family said he will be in touch “soon” plans for commemoration.

Two-time NCAA champion, Olympic sixth in 1956 in Melbourne, Russell is also The first African-American coach in the history of North American sports.

He managed the Celtics as follows: coach-player He won championships from 1966 to 1969 and in 1968 and 1969.

“Beyond victories, the way he understands wars is what illuminates his life. (…) Bill condemned the injustices “With relentless clarity that he aims to break the ‘status quo’, and never with the humblest intentions, he is always an example to inspire teamwork, sacrifice and change,” said his family.

Russell in his illustrious career as the Celtics center led the franchise to the conquest of eleven titles in twelve finalsHe surrendered only in 1958 against the San Luis Hawks.

One of the best defensive centers everHis achievements also include five MVP awards and twelve All-Star calls.

To honor his legacy, the NBA dedicated him the Finals MVP award, which was won by Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry this year.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver lamented Russell’s death and described him as: “The greatest champion in team sports history.”