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Basketball Hall of Famer Kc Jones dies at 88

Basketball Hall of Famer Kc Jones dies at 88

Boston, Dec 26 (Ians) Basketball Hall of Famer K.C. Jones has passed away aged 88 in Connecticut, Boston Celtics informed on Saturday.

He had been receiving care for Alzheimer's disease for several years.

One of the most successful players and coaches in the history of the franchise, Jones won a remarkable 11 championships with the Celtics -- eight as a player in the 1950s and 1960s, and three as a coach in the 1980s. However, he was even more successful as a role model and a friend to those who had the privilege of playing with him and for him.

"K.C. was the nicest man I ever met. He always went out of his way to make people feel good, it was such an honor to play for him," Celtics legend Larry Bird said in a statement.

Jones is the second Celtics legend who has died in the past month and a half.

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