|Hall of Fame coach, player Bill Sharman dies at 87|
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|Friday, 25 October 2013 10:34|
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.
He won four NBA titles during an 11-season career as a shooting guard in Boston. Sharman then spent the past four decades with Los Angeles as a successful coach and front office executive.
Sharman coached the 1971-72 Lakers to a championship with 69 victories and a 33-game winning streak, the longest in pro sports history.
Sharman was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1976 and a coach in 2004.