Basketball Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bill Russell

Basketball Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bill Russell is considered the greatest defensive center in the history of the game. In the 1960s he helped the Celtic on to 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons. He was named the NBA's most valuable player five times. His book, Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership From the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner, is now out in paperback. This interview first aired May 9, 2001.

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