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Red Auerbach: Making Sense of the Symbolism Surrounding the Legendary Coach

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Phil Jackson on his run to win his 10th championship as a head coach. Phil is about to erase the name of Red Auerbach from the record books for breaking his record for most NBA championships by a head coach. Just remember—records are meant to be broken, but legends can never die.

The color red symbolizes energy, strength, power, and love. These words also symbolize Red Auerbach as a person and what he brought to the game of basketball.

In Red's first season coaching the Boston Celtics, he brought with him a new style of play that had never been seen before in the NBA. Fans were witnessing what we now call a fast break offense.

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