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    • Bob was chosen as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players of all time, and ESPN chose him at number 94 of the 20th century sports century 100 greatest athletes in 1996.

    • Bob's number 14 was retired by the Boston Celtics.

    • Bob made a talking cameo appearance in 1994's movie Blue Chips.

    • Bob served as the Commissioner of the American Soccer League in the late 1970s.

    • Bob had a record of 117 wins and 38 losses with Boston College, he was named New England Coach of the Year for 1968 and 1969. He led the Eagles to 3 NIT appearances including a berth at the 1969 NIT Championship and 2 NCAA tournaments including a berth at the 1967 Eastern Regional Finals in his 6 seasons there.

    • Bob became coach of Boston College in 1963.

    • Bob wrote a best-selling autobiography entitled, "Basketball Is My Life" in 1963.

    • Bob was replaced as Head Coach during the Royals' 1973-74 NBA season.

    • Bob coached the Royals from 1969 to 1974.

    • Bob originally retired after the Celtics' 1962-63 season, but returned seven years later and played seven games for the Cincinnati Royals, now the Sacramento Kings.

    • As of 2006, Bob still owns the following two NBA records: most assists in one half (19 in a February 27, 1959 game against the Minneapolis Lakers) and most free-throws in an NBA playoff game (or in any NBA game, for that matter) when he made 30 free throws in 32 attempts on March 21, 1953 against Syracuse.

    • Bob was named the league's MVP in the 1957-58 season, was named to the All-NBA First Team from 1952 to 1961, and an All-NBA Second Team selection in 1962 and 1963.

    • Bob participated in the NBA All-Star game thirteen consecutive times, picking up the All-Star Game MVP award at that game in 1954 and 1957.

    • Bob scored 16,960 points in his lifetime as an NBA player.

    • As of 2006, Bob is the Celtics' all-time leader in assists with 6,955.

    • Bob retired from the NBA in 1963.

    • Bob led the Celtics to six championships, including the 1957 one and five consecutive titles, from 1959 to 1963.

    • Bob was drafted by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1950. He was immediately traded to the Chicago Stags, then drawn by the Celtics in a dispersal draft of the Stags franchise.

    • Bob was a two-time All-Conference and All-New England (1949 and 1950), was named into the Sporting News Second Team All-American in 1949, and its First Team All-American in 1950.

    • Bob led Holy Cross to the 1947 NCAA Championship.

    • Bob was named MVP and leading scorer of the team in 1949 and 1950.

    • Bob played at the College of the Holy Cross.

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