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Is anti-Celtics bias preventing K. C. Jones from Hall of Fame as coach?

 This just isn't right! K. C. Jones is well-overdue for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. Has he been forgotten - and tossed aside - in that capacity? The time is right to correct the slight.

The Boston Celtics currently have the most HOF inductees, with 40. Is the feeling among the voters that 40 members of The Green is sufficient? Well, it's not!

K. C. is in The Hall as a player, which is much-deserved for the guy that took over the reins from Bob Cousy and constantly played under the shadow of Bill Russell. And Jones was voted one of the.15 greatest coaches in NBA history.

So what's going on? I have felt for some time that there is a bit of jealousy and bias within the non-Boston NBA community towards the Boston Celtics. Perhaps it is too much team success (read: 17 Titles). Or dislike for what Red Auerbach himself was able to accomplish. It could be a "Spread the Wealth" idea among those not associated with Beantown. But I do believe it is there.

Toss it aside, ladies and gentlemen! This fine-and-gentle individual has been in the background long enough. Time for K. C. Jones to be recognized for what he accomplished as a coach. 


  1. Totally agree. Often times voters look at coaches who did more with less. KC had admittedly great teams but keeping all those egos in check and playing together is a big part of coaching. It’s not all just X’s and O’s.


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