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Cousy, Bob

(Robert Joseph Cousy) (ko͞o`zē), 1928–, American basketball player, b. New York City. During his career with the Boston Celtics (1951–63), Cousy established a reputation as the National Basketball Association's finest backcourt player, a brilliant playmaker of innovative passing and dribbling skills. He played in 12 league all-star games, was the league's most valuable player in 1954 and 1957, and was an integral part of six championship teams. He later coached at Boston College (1963–69) and with the NBA's Cincinnati Royals (later the Kansas City-Omaha Kings; 1969–73).

Cousy, (Robert Joseph) Bob

(1928–  ) basketball player; born in New York City. One of basketball's greatest playmakers and passers, he was an All-American at Holy Cross. He played guard for the Boston Celtics (1950–63), where he was a ten-time All-NBA (National Basketball Association) first team selection. Between 1957 and 1963, he led the Celtics to six NBA titles in seven years. An author of basketball instructionals and a broadcaster after retiring from the game, he was elected to basketball's Hall of Fame in 1970.
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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports." Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league championships and the 1957 MVP title.
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports."
The accolades kept piling up - highest scoring average for a season by any player from any Big 12 school, consensus All-American, freshman of the year, Bob Cousy Award finalist, Naismith Trophy semifinalist.
Santos was also known for his play-by-play alongside Bob Cousy for the Boston Celtics NBA team, and for Boston College and Penn State football.
Gay was a four-year starting point guard for the San Diego State Aztecs under Coach Steve Fisher from 2007-2011, where he was a team captain, a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (for the nation's best college point guard) and remains the school's leader in all-time wins and games played.
Bill Russell and Bob Cousy ended their Boston Celtics careers as champions but Michael Jordan scratched one last itch in a Washington Wizards uniform after years of glory as a Chicago Bull.
"As a kid, I loved going to Holy Cross games with my father and his friend, Paul Gearan, who was a Holy Cross grad and got us tickets to see those great teams with Bob Cousy,'' Corliss said.
Statistically, Rondo is even reaching achievements that Celtics legend Bob Cousy could never dream of.
Thorns was on the Bob Cousy watch list that honors the nation's top point guard.
The deal creates a tandem that instantly rivals any in sports today and calls to mind some of the great duos in NBA history: Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Cousy and Bill Russell, Shaq himself and Kobe Bryant.
If Bryant and Fisher have admiration for their coach, so does Jackson for what Auerbach accomplished with greats like point guard Bob Cousy and center Bill Russell.
Naismith through 10 basketball legends including Michael Jordan, Steve Nash, Oscar Robertson, John Wooden, David Stern, Carmelo Anthony, Bob Cousy, Red Auerbach, Rick Barry, and Pat Summit.