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. He 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 1,936,949 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Red Auerbach is the 44th most popular basketball player (down from 39th in 2019), the 3,193rd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,818th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Red Auerbach ranks 44 out of 1,264Before him are Manute Bol, Allen Iverson, Robert Parish, Jerry Sloan, Svetislav Pešić, and Alexander Gomelsky. After him are Muggsy Bogues, Mirza Delibašić, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, Dirk Nowitzki, and Paul Arizin.

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Among people born in 1917, Red Auerbach ranks 137Before him are Heinrich Ehrler, Mongo Santamaría, Semyon Kurkotkin, Kirk Kerkorian, Fulbert Youlou, and Kerim Kerimov. After him are Dabbs Greer, Philipp von Boeselager, Cyrus Vance, Georgy Vitsin, James Jesus Angleton, and Adam Malik. Among people deceased in 2006, Red Auerbach ranks 128Before him are Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Jack Williamson, Paul Gleason, Ahmet Ertegun, Gérard Oury, and Valentín Paniagua. After him are Shigeru Kayano, Red Buttons, Rocío Dúrcal, Vera Aceva, Faas Wilkes, and Igor Sergeyev.

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Among people born in United States, Red Auerbach ranks 3,193 out of 15,968Before him are Charlie Haden (1937), Ted Williams (1918), Bernie Mac (1957), Patsy Cline (1932), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), and Adrienne Rich (1929). After him are Serena Williams (1981), Robert Stroud (1890), Besse Cooper (1896), John Ritter (1948), Stuart Gordon (1947), and Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857).


Among basketball players born in United States, Red Auerbach ranks 31Before him are Pat Riley (1945), Derrick Rose (1988), Moses Malone (1955), Allen Iverson (1975), Robert Parish (1953), and Jerry Sloan (1942). After him are Muggsy Bogues (1965), Rick Barry (1944), Nate Thurmond (1941), Paul Arizin (1928), Pete Maravich (1947), and Sam Jones (1933).