Boston Celtics player/coach/broadcaster Tommy Heinsohn will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame after being one of five members of the class of 2015 who were directly elected on Saturday.
Heinsohn, already in the Hall as a player, was selected for induction as a coach by the veteran's committee. A note on his re-induction from the Hall:
A 1986 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player, Heinsohn will be just one of four people to be inducted as both a player and coach. The double honor is shared with Bill Sharman, John Wooden, and Lenny Wilkens. Heinsohn coached the Boston Celtics after the retirement of Bill Russell from 1969 to 1978 winning two NBA Championships (1974, 1976). He was named NBA coach of the year in 1973 after leading his team to a league best 68-14 record. He accumulated a career coaching record of 427-263 (.619). Since retiring as coach of the Celtics, he has remained with the organization as color commentator and studio analyst for television broadcasts.
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