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[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0771]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Big Bill Russell grins broadly after accepting job as Celtics' coach, succeeding Red Auerbach (right) . He eventually signed as two-year contract as player-coach, worth $200,000."
Date: April 19, 1966
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0777]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Providing the commentary these days on ABC Network's NBA telecasts is Bill Russell, former Celtic great. He will be on the mike when the NBA season debuts on ABC at 1 p.m. Friday with the Atlanta vs. Baltimore game."
Date: November 21, 1971
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0748]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Former Univ. of San Francisco star Bill Russell, who led the U. S. Olympic basketball team to a gold medal in Australia, arrived in Boston Sunday with his bride, the former Rose Swisher. He was greeted by Bill Sharman, left, of the Celtics, and team president Walter Brown. Russell signed a contract with Boston after turning down a $30,000 offer from the Harlem Globetrotters."
Date: December 17, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0740]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell did not step out of his role as a TV basketball commentator becaue ABC Network officials thought he was "too opinionated .. ." Rather, on May 12, he announced he would accept the basketball coach position for the Seattle SuperSonics."
Date: February 8, 1970
Creator: Hill, Ron
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0781]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pictorial proof of the reach and range of San Francisco's Bill Russell in this action shot of the "individual rage" of OKC's All-College Tournament this week."
Date: December 21, 1954
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0750]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Reminiscent of past All-College tourney scenes is this shot of Boston Celtics ace Bill Russell soaring high in the air to dunk a layup against the Cincinnati Royals. (Both Russell and Royals defender Jack Twyman, shown here, played in the local classic in the past.)"
Date: December 24, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0774]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Alexander Gomlesky, left, senior coach of the Soviet Central Army Club basketball team, gets an autograph from basketball great Bill Russell in Moscow on Friday."
Date: July 12, 1986
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0738]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Former basketball star Bill Russell, with ball in hand, splashes paint on a canvas-covered backboard as one of six Olympic gold medalists commissioned by Anheuser-Busch to create a series of 'artworks' to be sold to raise funds for the U. S. Olympic Team."
Date: December 3, 1980
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0743]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Former Boston Celtic great Bill Russel smiles as he hugs his old coach, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, during a pre-game ceremony at a Celtic game in Boston honoring the former coach and current president of the Celtics."
Date: January 4, 1985
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0759]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell was relieved of his coaching duties with the Sacramento Kings Monday and replaced by assistant Jerry Reynolds. Russell, 54, who has a seven-year contract with the team, was moved to the Kings' front office as vice president of basketball operations."
Date: March 7, 1988
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0737]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Bill Russell, 43, former coach-general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics, and Celtic great, married Didi Anstett, 29, a former Miss USA, on Wednesday."
Date: June 9, 1977
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1113.0741]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Russell says "there is not the remotest possibility" he will change his mind and agree to induction into the National Basketball Hall of Fame. He has declined induction for personal reasons which he did not wish to discuss."
Date: June 5, 1973
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society