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Monday, August 26, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 26

Celtics great Tom Heinsohn is celebrating his 78th birthday today.

Career highlights and awards
As player:
8× NBA champion (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,1963, 1964, 1965)
6× NBA All-Star (1957, 1961–1965)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1957)
4× All-NBA Second Team (1961–1964)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1956)
No. 15 Retired by Boston Celtics
No. 24 Retired by Holy Cross
As coach:
2× NBA champion (1974, 1976)
NBA Coach of the Year (1973)

Chicago Bulls center Tom Boerwinkle was born in Cleveland, Ohio on this date in 1945.
Tom was the Bulls #1 draft pick in 1968 and spent his entire 10 year career in Chicago.  He finished with 4,596 points, 5,745 rebounds and 2,007 assists.  He later became a radio color analyst for the team.  Boerwinkle passed away in March 2013 after battle a form of leukemia.

Musician Leon Redbone is celebrating his 64th birthday today.

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