|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM|
Sharman was on the 1958-59 Celtics team that won the first title. He stopped playing after the 1960-61 season at
the age of 34. He also went on to coach the enemy. He helped the Lakers get over the hump during the 72 season. Rest in peace Bill.
Hall of Famer Bill Sharman, a member of three Celtics championships as a player who then coached the Lakers to their first championship in Los Angeles, died Friday at age 87, his wife told the Los Angeles Times.
Sharman had suffered a stroke last week and died at his home in Redondo Beach, Calif., Joyce Sharman said.