Chris Ford '' Celtic Coach" Dead At 74

The longtime Celtics Former coach ''Chris Ford " who also has won the 1981 NBA Championship with Boston as a player, Died Tuesday on 17 January 2023 at the age of 74, it was announced by the team.

Chris Ford Death Reason

It was reported by the Press of Athletic City Chris Ford died Tuesday in Philadelphia after suffering a heart attack.
“Chris Ford was beloved by his close ones, like family, teammates and friends. Ford had a great love and respect for his family, the fans, the city of Boston, and the entire Celtics family,” 
The family said in a statement released by the Celtics. “He always showed Love, humility and respect for all those that were fortunate enough to be a part of his life.”
Chris Ford, who was also credited with scoring the NBA’s 1st three-point basket, was a Celtics assistant from 1983-1990 under K.C. Jones, helping the Larry Bird-led team and to world championship in 1984 and 1986. There was 11 seasons played by him in the NBA Championship, 7 with the Detroit Pistons and 4 with Boston, averaging 9.2 points and 3.4 assists. Ford, 1 of 4 ex-Celtics to win a ring as a player and coach, was voted Boston’s team MVP in 1978-79 before retiring from playing after the 1981-82 campaign.
Finally Ford became the Celtics’ head coach from 1990-95, posting 5 wining seasons, 4 playoff appearances and a 222-188 record. The Atlantic City native, who was drafted out of Villanova by the Pistons in 1972, also had head coaching stints with the Clippers and Bucks. 
“As a player and coach, the Career of Chris Ford’s spanned over a decade of Celtics basketball, and he made his mark every step of the way,” the Celtics said in a statement. “‘Doc,’ as he was affectionately known by his teammates, was a fundamentally versatile all-around guard. The Boston Celtics sends their deepest sympathies to the Ford family and their many friends and Close ones.”
We Pray God sent him in Heaven. 

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