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    Default Red Auerbach honored during black history month

    By the Boston Police Department for 'giving opportunities to African Americans'.

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    Default Re: Red Auerbach honored during black history month

    Yep. I'm going to quote myself from another thread.

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    Default Re: Red Auerbach honored during black history month

    "In honor of Black History Month, we pay tribute to Celtics coach Red Auerbach for being the 1st NBA coach to draft a black player in 1950, field an all African-American starting five in 1964, and hire the league's 1st African-American head coach (Bill Russell) in 1966."

    Not bad but of course he's white.

    If Boston PD (really?) is getting involved in Black History Month they'd do well to focus on blacks.
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    Default Re: Red Auerbach honored during black history month

    Red deserves credit for being open-minded enough (or was it blindly competitively enough?) to offer long-overdue opportunities to black players.

    But for Black History Month... he is a footnote, not the headliner.

    And the BPD is tone-deaf and clueless for making him the focus. After some blowback to that effect... they have since deleted that tweet, and put up a new one honoring Bill Russell. At least they didn't double-down.
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    Stupid, stupid, stupid...

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