Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend

Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend

?Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever?.[He] has produced a moving tribute to his friend and, in a larger sense, to friendship.? ?Booklist   In Red and Me, Boston Celtics basketball legend Bill Russell pays homage to his mentor and coach, the inimitable Red Auerbach. A poignant remembrance of a life-altering relationship in the tradition of Big Russ and M ?Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever?.[He] has produced a moving tribute t...

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Title:Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend
Author:Alan Steinberg
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend Reviews

  • Mike
    Jan 01, 2011

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

    The book "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend" is a very emotional and moving book. It is a non fiction book in which Bill talks about his adventure with Red during his NBA career. Red was the head coach of the Boston Celtics, while Bill was a player. Bill explains his NBA career ...

    This book had its ups and downs for me. The title relationship was one of the ups. The respect the tall black man and the short Jew had for each other was another. The basketball skill demonstrated by Russell was very impressive to me. I didn't realize how much he revolutionized the ga...

    Bill Russell was an arrogant person, but he had reason to be, and boy, could he back it up. Growing up in rural Louisiana and playing for coaches prior to the NBA that thought black players or intelligent players, of which Russell was both, were not worth listening to, he had a huge ch...

    I'm a Celtics fan and I've always admired Bill Russell and what he's done for not only the sport of Basketball, but the landscape of America. With that being said, this book is not very good. Mr. Russell repeats the same ideas over and over again, to the point where it starts get comic...

    Great story about Bill Russel growing up- what made him tough. Insight to the character of his father and mother and a great picture of his relationship with Red Auerbach, arguably the greatest NBA coach ever. Great to see how Red coached up Bill, recognized his strengths, and molded t...

    I liked it when Russell wanted his dad to quit his foundry job and take it easy. Russell had just signed the most expensive contract to date at 100K and $1. His dad said he wouldn't, Russell insisted, and his dad said, "Look, I've given these guys 35 of the best years of my life... I f...

  • Steven
    Aug 08, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

  • Bill
    Jun 10, 2009

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

  • Lisa
    Feb 04, 2012

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

  • John
    Jan 27, 2015

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

    The book "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend" is a very emotional and moving book. It is a non fiction book in which Bill talks about his adventure with Red during his NBA career. Red was the head coach of the Boston Celtics, while Bill was a player. Bill explains his NBA career ...

    This book had its ups and downs for me. The title relationship was one of the ups. The respect the tall black man and the short Jew had for each other was another. The basketball skill demonstrated by Russell was very impressive to me. I didn't realize how much he revolutionized the ga...

  • Karl
    Jul 24, 2009

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

  • Mahlon
    May 08, 2009

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

  • Jason Koivu
    Jun 10, 2012

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

  • Erik
    Jun 27, 2015

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

    The book "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend" is a very emotional and moving book. It is a non fiction book in which Bill talks about his adventure with Red during his NBA career. Red was the head coach of the Boston Celtics, while Bill was a player. Bill explains his NBA career ...

    This book had its ups and downs for me. The title relationship was one of the ups. The respect the tall black man and the short Jew had for each other was another. The basketball skill demonstrated by Russell was very impressive to me. I didn't realize how much he revolutionized the ga...

    Bill Russell was an arrogant person, but he had reason to be, and boy, could he back it up. Growing up in rural Louisiana and playing for coaches prior to the NBA that thought black players or intelligent players, of which Russell was both, were not worth listening to, he had a huge ch...

  • R
    Jan 19, 2010

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

  • Brad Hayes
    Mar 14, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

  • James Williamson
    Dec 05, 2009

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

    The book "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend" is a very emotional and moving book. It is a non fiction book in which Bill talks about his adventure with Red during his NBA career. Red was the head coach of the Boston Celtics, while Bill was a player. Bill explains his NBA career ...

    This book had its ups and downs for me. The title relationship was one of the ups. The respect the tall black man and the short Jew had for each other was another. The basketball skill demonstrated by Russell was very impressive to me. I didn't realize how much he revolutionized the ga...

    Bill Russell was an arrogant person, but he had reason to be, and boy, could he back it up. Growing up in rural Louisiana and playing for coaches prior to the NBA that thought black players or intelligent players, of which Russell was both, were not worth listening to, he had a huge ch...

    I'm a Celtics fan and I've always admired Bill Russell and what he's done for not only the sport of Basketball, but the landscape of America. With that being said, this book is not very good. Mr. Russell repeats the same ideas over and over again, to the point where it starts get comic...

  • M. Milner
    Jul 11, 2011

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

  • Ice
    Jul 17, 2012

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

  • Shawn
    Jun 24, 2015

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

  • Chris Gager
    Aug 18, 2013

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

  • Joseph Ebuen
    Jan 29, 2016

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

    The book "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend" is a very emotional and moving book. It is a non fiction book in which Bill talks about his adventure with Red during his NBA career. Red was the head coach of the Boston Celtics, while Bill was a player. Bill explains his NBA career ...

    This book had its ups and downs for me. The title relationship was one of the ups. The respect the tall black man and the short Jew had for each other was another. The basketball skill demonstrated by Russell was very impressive to me. I didn't realize how much he revolutionized the ga...

    Bill Russell was an arrogant person, but he had reason to be, and boy, could he back it up. Growing up in rural Louisiana and playing for coaches prior to the NBA that thought black players or intelligent players, of which Russell was both, were not worth listening to, he had a huge ch...

    I'm a Celtics fan and I've always admired Bill Russell and what he's done for not only the sport of Basketball, but the landscape of America. With that being said, this book is not very good. Mr. Russell repeats the same ideas over and over again, to the point where it starts get comic...

    Great story about Bill Russel growing up- what made him tough. Insight to the character of his father and mother and a great picture of his relationship with Red Auerbach, arguably the greatest NBA coach ever. Great to see how Red coached up Bill, recognized his strengths, and molded t...

  • Barry Bridges
    Jan 02, 2012

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

  • Nshslibrary
    Feb 04, 2015

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

  • Richp
    Aug 31, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

  • Thomas Robinson
    Aug 19, 2012

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

  • Chamique Holdsclaw
    Dec 14, 2012

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

  • Auni
    Sep 19, 2013

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

  • Calis Johnson
    May 19, 2018

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

  • Todd Stockslager
    Jun 02, 2015

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

  • Erwin
    Feb 09, 2018

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

  • Skyler Bell
    Feb 28, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

  • Brandon Nguyen
    Feb 09, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

    In "Red And Me" Bill Russell celebrates the life of and the friendship he had with Red Auerbach. ?It is far more important to understand? than to be understood? is a key understanding that Bill Russell had about life and relationships and this is one of the themes throughout. ...

    This is a great story, but this book does not provide the depth it could have provided. I liked it a lot, but a lot of that was the role the Celtics played when I was growing up nearby and I was just starting to follow pro sports: it was not news when they won the NBA title, it was new...

    Sort of simple and repetitive. Russell doesn't dig very deep into his relationship with his coach, but there are some sweet moments anyway. He's proudly stoic, which didn't work for me. ...

    Touching and poignant memoir illustrating the power of partnership. ...

    I'm not sure if this book made me like Bill Russel and Red Auerbach more or less, but I definitely feel I know them better. It's an interesting read, and quick. If you are a basketball fan, and surely a Celtics fan, it's worth the time. ...

    Review title: Tribe of one Bill Russell (most recently seen as one of quartet of retired NBA Hall of Famers in the hilarious ATT commercials during the 2013 NCAA March Madness coverage) is one of the all time great NBA players with the distinction of serving as the on court leader of ...

    A short, gentle look by Bill Russell at his relationship with legendary Celtics coach and GM Red Auerbach, Red and Me is a light read with a few interesting anecdotes, a real sense of what Red meant to Russell but is something less than the whole of it's parts. It's less a memoir o...

    One of my great joys was having the opportunity to talk to Red Auerbach for almost 2 hours one night in a Red Carpet club at O'Hare in Chicago. I sat next to him on a DC to Chicago flight, of course knew who it was, but didn't bother him at all, probably smiled at him when I sat down....

    As an avid basketball fan, I first picked up this book to learn more about Bill Russel's account of how he and Red Auerbach forged a lifelong friendship during the time of the Celtic dynasty in the NBA. Learning about their player-coach relationship transform, and how they were able t...

    When I read the book "Red and Me", I took a lot from it. The book taught me about respect, dignity, and friendship. The book as about the friendship between basketball player, Bill Russell, and his coach, Red Auerbach. This book takes place in the the late 1950's. Bill Russell was ...

    Another transfer station find. I was a big Celtics fan back in the day. Not so much now... Done with a couple of nights ago. Not a standard sports memoir in that there's not a lot of sports detail. Seems pretty brief actually. More of a tight-lipped account of a man-love relationshi...

    If I could pick any play in the National Basketball Association to start a franchise, I would definitely choose Bill Russell. He is the smartest player ever to play the game as well as an astounding team leader. Bill Russell is a very private, but competitive at the same time and the r...

    Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever; his Boston Celtics won championships in 11 of his 13 years. Arnold Jacob ?Red? Auerbach was the Celtics coach for the first 10 years of Russell?s career and later, as the general manager, assembled five more championship ...

    The book "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend" is a very emotional and moving book. It is a non fiction book in which Bill talks about his adventure with Red during his NBA career. Red was the head coach of the Boston Celtics, while Bill was a player. Bill explains his NBA career ...

  • Suhayb
    Jun 01, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...

    Bill Russell is one of if not arguably the greatest NBA champion of all time helping the Boston Celtics will 11 of their 17 championships. Aronald "Red" Arbach is among coaching royalty in Boston sports lure serving as the Celtics coach and GM from the 50s to 80s. This book accounts ...

    I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similarities with the great Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Bill Russell played college basketball at University of San Francisco, leading the te...

    Decent read giving you a glimpse of some "behind the scenes" accounts that most people probably didn't know about the legendary Red Auerbach. Kudos to Bill Russell for paying tribute to his old coach in a very favorable and complimentary way. Although in the process, many of Russell's...

    I am stunned that Bill Russell had a coauthor to write this. I had great hopes for some snippets of wisdom or some insight into the character of one or the other. The only take away is that Red let Bill do his own thing and that worked for Bill. ...

    A very enjoyable book for anyone interested in basketball, race relations, friendship or leadership. ...

    I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. ...

    Some insights into the relationship between Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Mr. Russell gets his points across, again and again and again. Not his best book. ...

    In the book Red and Me, the two main characters are NBA legend Bill Russel who played for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. Another big Character in this book was his mentor Red Auerbach. Russel wanted Red to be his mentor and help him on basketball to help him achieve championship...

  • Ben Lipman
    Dec 14, 2017

    A heart-warming look at the special relationship between Celtic basketball legends Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. As a player Russell joined the Boston team at a time of great racial prejudice and strife. He and his coach Auerbach developed a bond through mutual respect that defied the...

    An inspiring book that explores the anatomy of a friendship. Red Auerbach was the Coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and Bill Russell their star center. Together these two men won 11 NBA championships, but more than that they formed a unique and meaningful bond that lasted until Red's dea...

    In Red and Me, Bill Russell, an 11 time NBA champion, expresses life lessons that he learned through his relationship with his coach Red Auerbach. Red is portrayed not only as a coach but also as a friend of Russell?s throughout the book. Red saw Russell?s potential from the start,...