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Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend

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Cs basketball legend Bill Russell pays homage to his mentor and coach the inimitable Red Auerbach A poignant remembrance of a life altering relationship in the tradition of Big Russ a. In Red and Me Bill Russell an 11 time NBA champion expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell’s throughout the book Red saw Russell’s potential from the start which is why their relationship is so special Red stuck with Russell through times when he was being discriminated against for his race This is a great read for basketball fans and players One of the most important messages displayed through it is to be determined and committed to whatever you do The only important statistic is the final score said Russell stating that if you did not win you did not try hard enough This teaches perseverance to sports players and gives them a reason to try harder and to keep trying to succeed Getting to hear the words of one of the best basketball players in the world teaching you to keep pushing is truly inspirational But this book teaches than skills on the court This book also brings the reader through experiences with racism and demonstrates skills in standing up for yourself One experience described in the book that stood out is when Bill and his team the Celtics were at a hotel in Kentucky before their game the next day All of the black players were denied service at a restaurant in the hotel so Bill did what he thought was right and flew home with the rest of the black players and didn’t play in the game Red completely understood this decision The lesson this teaches is to stand up for yourself which is an important life lesson for everyone to learn To me the only part of this book I felt was missing was actual sports content The book went very in depth into the “behind the scenes” of being in the NBA which was especially important during that time period but was lacking in actual basketball content If you are looking to read this book for that purpose then your expectations will not be met I wish this book could have been extended by illustrating on court moments rather than primarily sticking to what happened off the court Overall Red and Me gives sports players a determination to keep going and teaches valid life lessons while it lacks in the area of basketball content Russell stating that “True friends occupy special places in our psyches They don’t have to interact with us every day or every month or every year They’re always a part of us It’s not that we take them for granted We just incorporate them into our lives so naturally we don’t realize they’re there” Russell 2076 is a depiction of his relationship with Coach Red Throughout the book this relationship explored and Russell uses this uote in the epilogue to wrap it up

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“Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player everHe has produced a moving tribute to his friend and in a larger sense to friendship” Booklist  In Red and Me Boston Celti. An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship Red Auerbach was the CoachGM of the Boston Celtics and Bill Russell their star center Together these two men won 11 NBA championships but than that they formed a uniue and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's death on October 28th 2006 In Red and Me Russell illuminates the ualities that each brought to the relationship and gives examples of how these ualities allowed them to work together so well Along the way Russell explains his philosophy of friendship and offers some amazing autobiographical anecdotesRed and Me is much than just a Basketball book it is both a fitting tribute to Red and a reminder to the rest of us to value the special relationships in our own lives Recommend this book to a friend and let them know that you're thinking about them

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Nd Me and Tuesdays With Morrie Red and Me tells an unforgettable story of one unlikely and enduring friendship set against the backdrop of the greatest basketball dynasty in NBA histo. I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill


About the Author: Bill Russell

William Felton Russell born February 12 1934 is an American former professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association NBA from 1956 to 1969Bill^^^^Russell



10 thoughts on “Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend

  1. says:

    A heart warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the color barrier of the day essentially by almost completely ignoring it Both wanted to win and that's all that mattered to them The short and focused Red and Me sticks almost entirely to the friendship that rose from this cohesive pairing straying only on rare occasion to add a uick anecdote most often only for the purpose of illustrating a point Russell a highly private man on and off the court uses this book to finally shed a bit of light on his long time relationship with the now deceased Auerbach in a way he seldom if ever did in the past Seek in depth career spanning analysis elsewhere because this one's just about Red and him Rating 35 stars I'm a life long Celtics fan I tried to rate this without bias buuutjust take that into consideration


  2. says:

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship Red Auerbach was the CoachGM of the Boston Celtics and Bill Russell their star center Together these two men won 11 NBA championships but than that they formed a uniue and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's death on October 28th 2006 In Red and Me Russell illuminates the ualities that each brought to the relationship and gives examples of how these ualities allowed them to work together so well Along the way Russell explains his philosophy of friendship and offers some amazing autobiographical anecdotesRed and Me is much than just a Basketball book it is both a fitting tribute to Red and a reminder to the rest of us to value the special relationships in our own lives Recommend this book to a friend and let them know that you're thinking about them


  3. says:

    One of the best books on leadership and friendship I've ever read


  4. says:

    In Red and Me Bill Russell an 11 time NBA champion expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell’s throughout the book Red saw Russell’s potential from the start which is why their relationship is so special Red stuck with Russell through times when he was being discriminated against for his race This is a great read for basketball fans and players One of the most important messages displayed through it is to be determined and committed to whatever you do The only important statistic is the final score said Russell stating that if you did not win you did not try hard enough This teaches perseverance to sports players and gives them a reason to try harder and to keep trying to succeed Getting to hear the words of one of the best basketball players in the world teaching you to keep pushing is truly inspirational But this book teaches than skills on the court This book also brings the reader through experiences with racism and demonstrates skills in standing up for yourself One experience described in the book that stood out is when Bill and his team the Celtics were at a hotel in Kentucky before their game the next day All of the black players were denied service at a restaurant in the hotel so Bill did what he thought was right and flew home with the rest of the black players and didn’t play in the game Red completely understood this decision The lesson this teaches is to stand up for yourself which is an important life lesson for everyone to learn To me the only part of this book I felt was missing was actual sports content The book went very in depth into the “behind the scenes” of being in the NBA which was especially important during that time period but was lacking in actual basketball content If you are looking to read this book for that purpose then your expectations will not be met I wish this book could have been extended by illustrating on court moments rather than primarily sticking to what happened off the court Overall Red and Me gives sports players a determination to keep going and teaches valid life lessons while it lacks in the area of basketball content Russell stating that “True friends occupy special places in our psyches They don’t have to interact with us every day or every month or every year They’re always a part of us It’s not that we take them for granted We just incorporate them into our lives so naturally we don’t realize they’re there” Russell 2076 is a depiction of his relationship with Coach Red Throughout the book this relationship explored and Russell uses this uote in the epilogue to wrap it up


  5. says:

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships Aronald Red Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s This book accounts the friendship between the coach and star center in a time when racial prejudice ran rampant While at times it felt like Russell was repeating himself he still tells his tale as if it were only yesterday While on the short side I had a good time with this mini memoir


  6. says:

    If you love basketball you'll love this book If you love teamwork you'll probably love it as well Bill Russell has a simple voice and he restates his central themes over and over again which may come across as redundant but to me produced a meditative uality where I felt like I was inside of a highly effective mind that knew how to get the most out of itself


  7. says:

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls it's just fun I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red AuerbachBill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco leading the team to two NCAA championships Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach deftly drafted Russell 1956 and went on to win 9 championships in 10 seasons Russell's defensive play changed the role of center Bill Russell had never had a coach like Red Auerbach who immediately recognized the huge undeveloped talent in Russell Auerbach and Russell worked together to turn that talent into results How do you get the most from your players? You better listen to them This book is filled with stories and life lessons in a format that basketball especially Boston fans will appreciate Bill teaches plenty of lessons about civil rights that would make for interesting reading and discussionsWhile I really enjoyed this book and lessons about hard work I would caution anyone planning to read this book with their young children Basketball players and coaches don't always use the best language and some of Red's ideas about making the playerscoaches from the other team mad is not a good example of sportsmanship I do think you can read large excerpts of this book with your kids especially those who like sports to motivate them to push themselves a little harder and not just in sportsSome uotes from the book I likeThe only important statistic is the final score BRTo love someone is nothing to be loved by someone is something but to be loved by the one you love is everything Advice that Bill Russell’s father gave himSon I don’t know what you’ll be when you grow up But here’s what I want you to think about When you take a job if they pay you two dollars a day give them three dollars worth of work The reason is if they’re paying you two and you’re giving them three you’re valuable to them than they are to youTake pride in doing things well the right way and to the best of your ability Don’t do things to just get through them Work hard when no one is lookingLet the first thing out of your mouth be your second thought It will greatly reduce the number of apologies you have to make either to yourself or the person you’re speaking toThe greatest thing about waking up healthy each day is that we have a choice A choice to be happy or sad A choice to be upbeat and ready to go or a choice to mope about the responsibilities and challenges that await usThis should be an easy choice for most of us We are lucky to be able to do what we do every day and have the people in our lives that love and support us unconditionally win or lose We’re blessed to be able to work hard at something we enjoy Sure some days are going to have their obstacles Just something to think about the next time something doesn’t go your way or keep in mind during a “losing streak”Love these 'shorts'


  8. says:

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some behind the scenes accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red AuerbachKudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way Although in the process many of Russell's accounts made himself look like a whining baby and a spoiled bratFortunately it didn't result in the book deviating from the point of what was intended


  9. says:

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill


  10. says:

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball race relations friendship or leadership


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