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76ers' Doc Rivers becomes fifth coach to win 100 playoff games, passes Red Auerbach on all-time leaderboard

Doc Rivers won his first championship coaching the Boston Celtics. That is where he really made his name as a coach and the team he will forever be associated with. It's therefore fitting that on Monday when he won his 100 playoff game as a head coach, Rivers also passed Celtics legend, Red Auerbach, on the all-time playoff coaching wins leaderboard. Auerbach, despite winning nine championships as a head coach, only won 99 playoff games because the league was smaller and had a shorter postseason.
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From Katharine Hepburn to Red Auerbach: Ken Dooley memoir filled with fascinating encounters

NEWPORT — "The Gilded Age” now premiering on HBO is set among the city’s mansions, but eight years ago, then-Newport resident Ken Dooley was all ready to go with a film, “Bellevue Avenue,” which was to portray life among Newport's wealthy class in that era. A television series with the same name also was planned. Dooley, the screenwriter and executive producer of the planned film, had lined up Richard Gere, Olympia Dukakis, and other notable actors to...
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When Red Auerbach needed a coach in 1966, Bill Russell was the right man for the job

Everyone knew it would be someone from the family. That was a given. Red Auerbach was stepping down as coach of the Boston Celtics, a post he had held since 1950. In classic Auerbachian fashion, he made his retirement announcement prior to the 1965-66 season, the reason being, as he loved to put it, “so they all can have one more shot at me.”
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Lowell native Michael Chiklis will play Red Auerbach in Adam McKay’s new HBO series

Someone send Michael Chiklis a victory cigar. The Emmy-winning actor (“The Shield”) and Lowell native has been cast as legendary Celtics coach/executive Red Auerbach in Adam McKay’s upcoming HBO drama series about the “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s. Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and...

Michael Chiklis to play Red Auerbach in HBO's L.A. Lakers drama

The Emmy-winning actor -- and longtime Boston sports fan -- will play the legendary coach of the Boston Celtics, who won nine NBA championships. And won seven more as general manager. Chiklis tweeted of his casting: "Being from the Boston area growing up and having lived in LA for the past 30 years, this is a particularly special gig and role. Especially with this group of people. #Grateful."