Hall of Fame coach Bill Fitch dies

Longtime NBA and college basketball head coach Bill Fitch passed away on Wednesday at age 89. Fitch is an NBA Hall of Famer who led Boston to a title

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February 4, 2022 - 2:44 PM

Coach Bill Fitch gave instructions to Gopher captains Larry Overskei, center, and Larry Mikan in 1969. Photo by TNS

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bill Fitch helped turn bad NBA teams into winners, and the Celtics back into champions.

A two-time coach of the year who guided Boston to one of its championships during a Hall of Fame coaching career spanning three decades, has died. He was 89.

Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle, president of the National Basketball Coaches Association, said Fitch’s daughter told him her father died Wednesday night in Lake Conroe, Texas, surrounded by family.

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