WATCH: K.C. Jones – a champion Celtic’s career in video

Justin Quinn
·1 min read

Boston Celtics champion K.C. Jones helped build the NBA giant that was the Celtics franchise in the late 1950s and 1960s that won eight straight titles, and would return to the team after retiring as a player to lead Boston to two more titles as a head coach.

In honor of his Hall of Fame career on the day of his passing, we honor the Celtic great with a collection of videos documenting his incommensurable contributions to the storied franchise’s history. From his earliest associations with the team after being taken in the same draft as his college teammate and fellow NCAA champion Bill Russell to his final championship with the team as coach in 1987, Jones remains an inseparable part of Celtic history.

From his early years with the team... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xY497Nhtyc

To his final championship... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Ly7NbwzVE

And then his return as a coach... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hocjhsiKZK0

Where he coached the next generation of Celtics greats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UodReT-CvAE

And remembered those who might have been. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGsLEFWA64w

Even when he left us... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC764GJil24

...neither he nor his legacy were far away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMp-e1KcytY

Even today, his presence is with the team, and still touching lives... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnMxbXW0RMg

Among those who were blessed to play with him, for him -- or in his honor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsqQQn0zVo Thank you, K.C. Jones. [jwplayer myQxo5eY] [lawrence-related id=44792,44766,44753,44748] [listicle id=44746]