Well, I thought about waiting for this dude, but I just dont think that he will be overlooked for another round. I will augment the squad with the greatest coach in the history of the NBA, and the model for every coach since. His teams are legendary. It only makes sense that I draft the all-time championship leader to pilot my all-time champions Russel, Cousy, and co.
The coach of the NBA's greatest dynasty, and one of the great motivational coaches of any sport in American history:
Coach Auerbach was no great strategist; he believed in fast-break basketball; he knew that he needed at least one great rebounder and an outstanding point guard; and he knew the value of defense. But the Celtics ran very few offensive "plays" and Auerbach did not make strategic breakthroughs.
His forte was in recognizing talent, assembling a group of very fine basketball players, molding them into a unit and then motivating them. Winning was everything to Red Auerbach and he made his players see that everything he did was designed to win. He could be callously cruel at times, or extremely generous. But his obsession was with winning; all the tricks, all the goading and screaming was to support this goal.
In addition to an unparalleled coaching career of his own, Auerbach has the distinction of seeing three players whom he coached to championships, Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn and K.C. Jones each in their own time, coach the Celtics to championships. Don Nelson, who also played for Auerbach's championship team in the 1965-1966 season (Auerbach's last season), has also had a successful career as an NBA coach.