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Trivia Quiz - Red Auerbach - NBA legend
What do you know about the legendary Red Auerbach!? -bill
October 30, 2006
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1. From what university did Red Auerbach graduate?
A. Boston University
B. Georgetown University
C. University of Massachusetts
D. George Washington University
2. Red's first coaching job was with what team from the Basketball Association of America (forerunner of the National Basketball Association)?
A. Providence Steamrollers
B. Washington Capitols
C. St. Louis Bombers
D. Pittsburgh Ironmen
3. Who preceeded Red Auerbach as head coach of the Celtics before he took over the reins in 1950?
A. Doggie Julian
B. Bill Russell
C. John Russell
D. Satch Sanders
4. Red Auerbach selected Chuck Cooper of Duquesne University in the 1950 NBA draft. What was unique about this selection?
A. Cooper was the youngest player ever drafted into the NBA
B. Cooper was the oldest player ever drafted into the NBA
C. Cooper was still a junior at Duquesne
D. Cooper was the first black player drafted into the NBA
5. What coaching legend broke Red's record for most coaching wins (938) in 1994-95?
A. Chuck Daly
B. Phil Jackson
C. Don Nelson
D. Lenny Wilkens
6. How many NBA titles did Red Auerbach earn as head coach of the Celtics?
7. Who did Red Auerbach name as his successor as head coach of the Celtics in 1966?
A. Tommy Heinsohn
B. Bill Russell
C. Satch Sanders
D. Dave Cowens
8. What was unique about the Celtics' 1963-64 starting lineup, coached by Red Auerbach?
A. all five starters were black, the first time in NBA history
B. all five starters were over 6'5", the first time in NBA history
C. all five starters were under 6'5", the first time in NBA history
D. all five starters were over 35 years in age, the first time in NBA history
9. In 1966, Red Auerbach stepped down as the Celtics' head coach, taking what position with the team?
A. head scout
B. general manager
D. vp of operations
10. Red Auerbach always did what after a victory?
A. smoked a cigar
B. ate a steak
C. went to bed
D. drank 2 mugs of ale
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