Sam Jones: Celtics legend, 10-time NBA champion dies at 88

The Celtics announced that 10-time NBA champion Sam Jones died Thursday night in Florida. He was 88 years outdated.

Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss informed the Related Press that Jones had not too long ago been hospitalized as a consequence of his failing well being. The workforce paid tribute to Jones with a second of silence earlier than Friday’s recreation in opposition to the Suns.

Identified for his clutch scoring capacity, the Celtics drafted Jones with the eighth decide within the 1956 NBA draft out of North Carolina Central. He performed 12 years—from ’57 to ’69—as a part of a Boston dynasty.


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