Red Auerbach

1917 - 2006

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Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American professional basketball coach and executive. He served as a head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA), most notably with the Boston Celtics. Auerbach was also the head coach of the Washington Capitols and Tri-Cities Blackhawks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Red Auerbach has received more than 2,775,014 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Red Auerbach is the 47th most popular basketball player, the 3,746th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,851st in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Basketball Player.

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Red Auerbach has had the most page views in the with 389,038 views, followed by Spanish (19,232), and French (11,694). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latvian (125.33%), Catalan (67.53%), and Simple English (64.56%)


Among basketball players, Red Auerbach ranks 47 out of 1,757Before him are Bogdan Tanjević, Moses Malone, Manute Bol, Stephen Curry, Yao Ming, and Rick Barry. After him are Cēzars Ozers, Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, David Robinson, and Alexander Gomelsky.

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Among people born in 1917, Red Auerbach ranks 155Before him are Marsha Hunt, Donald Davidson, Vasiľ Biľak, Ernst von Glasersfeld, Han Suyin, and Vasily Mishin. After him are Leopoldo Trieste, June Allyson, Philipp von Boeselager, Zainab al Ghazali, Fadwa Tuqan, and David Tomlinson. Among people deceased in 2006, Red Auerbach ranks 155Before him are Elena Mukhina, Jean-François Revel, Richard Bright, David Gemmell, Gerard Reve, and Lars Korvald. After him are Henri Colpi, Elizabeth Bolden, Mariam Aslamazian, Chris Penn, June Allyson, and Bruno Kirby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Red Auerbach ranks 3,746 out of 20,380Before him are William Graham Sumner (1840), Peggy Lipton (1946), Tuesday Weld (1943), William Baldwin (1963), Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887), and Logan Paul (1995). After him are Kerry King (1964), Lee Konitz (1927), Fergie (1975), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Lloyd Bacon (1889), and Traci Lords (1968).


Among basketball players born in United States, Red Auerbach ranks 30Before him are John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), Charles Barkley (1963), Moses Malone (1955), Stephen Curry (1988), and Rick Barry (1944). After him are Isiah Thomas (1961), David Robinson (1965), Nikos Galis (1957), Allen Iverson (1975), Robert Parish (1953), and Terry Dischinger (1940).