Bill Russell has been hailed as the greatest team player of the 20th century. As a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player, he is one of the most important basketball players ever, and with 11 championships as player and coach of the Boston Celtics, he is one of basketball's greatest winners.
In Russell Rules, he shares the insights, humor, memories, and, most important, the 11 essential "rules of success" that made him and his team perennial champions. In addition, he shares his personal thoughts on his legendary battles with Wilt Chamberlain, his views on how other players (Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) would have fared with him in head-to-head play, and stories from his days playing with such Celtics greats as Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, and coach Red Auerbach. Russell Rules offers inspiring lessons on commitment, personal integrity, team ego, and craftsmanship that are as relevant to the entrepreneur or parent as they are to the athlete.
©2001 Bill Russell. Recorded by arrangement with Dutton Plume, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.; (P)2001 HighBridge Company