Consider his list of accomplishment: Twelve NBA championships as a player and coach. Two NCAA rings. One Olympic gold medal. That makes him one of only 8 players in history to have achieved basketball’s “Triple Crown.”
In fact, winning and Jones went so hand in hand that the standing joke was the ‘C’ in K.C. stood for championships.
Jones died this week at age 88, the Boston Celtics announced Friday.
The team did not release a cause of death, or say exactly when he passed away.
“K.C. Jones was among the most decorated champions in the history of our game,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a statement.
“K.C.’s extraordinary accomplishments and impact will long be remembered.”
Jones’ death was the second passing of an iconic Celtics figure this year.
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