This past Thursday former Celtic 5 time NBA Champion, Larry Siegfried passed away. While listening to Tommy on the broadcast the other night he told the story of how Siegfried was the only player that could beat him one-on-one. In fact Red was about to cut Siegfried until Tommy went to bat for him and told him about their one-on-one matches. Tommy and Red arranged for the latter to secretly watch one of these games and Siegfried was retained. Thanks Celtics Town for the video.

JR 10/18/2010 01:16:00 PM Edit
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  1. Keith Peckerhead says:

    Very cool, did he start on those late 60s championship teams after Cousy retired? Or was it KC Jones?

  2. Anonymous says:

    By coincidence, I have been reading Thomas Whalen's "Dynasty's End: Bill Russell and the 1968-69 World Champion Celtics" and it devotes almost an entire chapter to Larry Siegfried. He spelled both KC and Sam Jones, but became a starter after KC retired.

    According to the book, he was the first NBA player to employ an agent and he really pissed off Red by doing it. The book has lots of other interesting things that will interest those in their 50s & 60s who grew up watching the Celtics during the Russell era. Including some pretty funny stuff about Tommy.

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