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Arnold "Red" Auerbach

Artist:

Lloyd Lillie

Location:

Fanueil Hall Market, on south side  

Location

Fanueil Hall Market, on south side
United States
42° 21' 35.946" N, 71° 3' 15.1812" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1985

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

This statue was unveiled for the 68th birthday of Boston Celtics coach and manager Arnold “Red” Auerbach (1917-2006). As coach, Auerbach led the Celtics to nine NBA titles. He was also the first coach to draft an African-American player. Here, Auerbach is shown courtside, about to light a victory cigar. Visitors are invited to take a seat and join in the celebration. Also note the cast sneakers of famous athletes Bill Rodgers and Larry Bird nearby.

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