Death of Bill Sharman

May 25, 1926 - October 25, 2013
Los Angeles, California | Age 87

Hall of Fame coach & player dies at 87
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GREG BEACHAM, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Sharman, the Hall of Famer who won NBA titles as a player for the Boston Celtics and a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 87.

Sharman died Friday at his home in Redondo Beach, the Lakers announced.

Sharman's unique basketball career spanned both sides of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry over a half-century in the sport as a smooth shooting guard, a championship-winning coach and a successful executive.

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