Bill Sharman, former Lakers coach and All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 87. Story to follow.
Per the LA Times Twitter Account
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Posted October 25, 2013 - 11:44 AM
Won the first LA championship. R.I.P. I enjoyed reading his tweets
Posted October 25, 2013 - 12:20 PM
Edited by HQLLYWQQD, October 25, 2013 - 12:20 PM.
Posted October 25, 2013 - 01:21 PM
Became a laker fan during Sharman's days coaching lakers. A long time ago. You'll be missed, Sir.
I remember thinking how weird it was for a celtic to be coaching the lakers to a title...with another former celtic KC JONES as Sharman's asst coach in 71-72.
Buss, Chick,Flynn Robinson, Sharman...I'm missing these guys and i know the lakers will have a nice tribute opening night (tues) for Bill.
Jeanie's statement was very classy. Nicely done.
Opposing Coaches Brief Pregame Peptalk/Scouting Report:
"Now remember, go out there for opening tip, look at the guy you're matched up with, and bust out laughing!"
Posted October 25, 2013 - 03:41 PM
Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:05 PM
I'm shocked. Very sad to hear that Bill has passed away. R.I.P. Bill Sharman.
Posted October 26, 2013 - 05:16 AM
Thank you for bringing us (L.A) our first chip, you got the ball rolling for us. RIP Mr. Sharman, you will be missed.
Posted October 26, 2013 - 04:05 PM
This guy was about as legendary as it can get when it comes to basketball. On both sides of the most extremes of success with the two most successful franchises in the history of the NBA & mixed in playing and coaching with some of the most legendary players on top of it as well. RIP.
Posted October 26, 2013 - 05:30 PM
thought i posted already...since i didn't
RIP and fight on bill sharman!
Posted October 26, 2013 - 07:17 PM
Hoping the Lakers find a way to get him on the wall and wear black bands on their uniforms this year.
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