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"Then Russell Said to Bird..."
"Then Russell Said to Bird..."

"Then Russell Said to Bird..."

The Greatest Celtics Stories Ever Told
By Donald Hubbard

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600788512

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2013)

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Overview

Capturing the team's history through the people who experienced it firsthand
Whether heard inside the Boston Celtics locker room or on the basketball court, conversations from the long history of the beloved team are recorded in this unique collection of insider accounts. Fans get a behind-the-scenes peek into the private world of the players, coaches, broadcasters, and executives through firsthand anecdotes, quotes from speeches, and highlights of how the team handled both their struggles and their victories. From the 1950s and 1960s dynasty to the years of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish, and from the 2008 Championship title to today, these are the stories that fans hope to hear, presented together in this fun glimpse of what it was like to be among the Celtics greats.

Author Biography

Donald Hubbard is a practicing attorney in Boston, where he published a weekly newspaper column for 10 years. He is the author of 100 Things Celtics Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, 100 Things Patriots Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Forgotten Four: Notre Dame's Greatest Backfield and the Undefeated 1953 Season, The Heavenly Twins of Boston Baseball, and The Red Sox Before the Babe. He lives in Boston.

Media

"Then Russell Said to Bird..." was featured in the Winter 2014 online edition of Notre Dame Magazine.
"Then Russell Said to Bird..." was featured in a giveaway contest on Red's Army, a Celtics blog affiliated with Yardbarker/Fox Sports.
Donald Hubbard, author of "Then Russell Said to Bird...", interviews live on "The Big E Sports Show" on Yahoo! Sports Radio.
"Then Russell Said to Bird..." was mentioned in the Eagle-Tribune.
Donald Hubbard, author of "Then Russell Said to Bird...", interviews live on "The Pat Williams Show" on WDBO.
Donald Hubbard, author of "Then Russell Said to Bird...", interviews live on "The Bob Lobel Show" on WTPL.

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Past Events


Dec
05
Donald Hubbard - "Then Russell Said to Bird..." ›
Andover, MA
7:00pm
Oct
29
Donald Hubbard - "Then Russell Said to Bird..." ›
Newton Highlands, MA
7:00pm

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"Then Russell Said to Bird..."
The Greatest Celtics Stories Ever Told
By Donald Hubbard

 

Founded in 1946, the Boston Celtics have gone on to win 17 NBA Championships-including a record eight in a row-more than any other team in NBA history. But all of that is on the court. What fans don't know are the untold stories from the locker room, bench and beyond that make the Celtics franchise the best in basketball.

 

In "Then Russell Said to Bird..." The Greatest Celtics Stories Ever Told (Triumph Books, October 2013) by Celtics writer Donald Hubbard, Boston fans are given a peek into the private world of players, managers and broadcasters. Taking Celtics fans into the locker room and onto the court, "Then Russell Said to Bird..." is chock-full of previously unrecorded stories about some of the greatest names to ever put on the Celtics jersey and the most memorable games played throughout the franchise's history. Hubbard takes fans on a wild journey with moments including:

 

• Quotes and speeches made by legendary head coach Arnold "Red" Auerbach as well as anecdotes about behind-the-scenes legends such as Walter Brown and Johnny Most
• Historic stories that outline the shaping of the Celtics from the 1950s and 1960s dynasty to the 2008 Championship title and today's outfit
• Hilarious and previously unpublished off-the-court moments from players, managers and executives including "Big" Ed Sadowski, Bob Cousy and Tommy Heinsohn
• Narratives that reveal how the Celtics franchise has helped shape the history of Boston basketball on a larger scale

 

Giving fans a front row seat to the legendary Celtics teams and personalities of the past, "Then Russell Said to Bird..." offers basketball fans everywhere an insider's look at the history and little-known lore of the great Boston Celtics.

 

About the Author:
Donald Hubbard is a practicing attorney in Boston, where he published a weekly newspaper column for 10 years. He is the author of 100 Things Celtics Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, 100 Things Patriots Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Forgotten Four: Notre Dame's Greatest Backfield and the Undefeated 1953 Season, The Heavenly Twins of Boston Baseball, and The Red Sox Before the Babe. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Contact: Josh Williams ∙ Triumph Books ∙ 312.568.5404 ∙ j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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