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Cousy, Bob (Robert Joseph Cousy) (ko͞oˈzē), 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).
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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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