Perhaps no one in modern North American sports history was as successful at building a dynasty as the legendary Red Auerbach.
First as head coach, then as president and general manager of the Boston Celtics, Auerbach racked up16 championships over a 29-year span.
A brilliant strategist on the court, Auerbach was just as brilliant in the front office as he built a franchise that not only attracted and kept the top talent in the league, but also attracted and kept millions of fans all over the world.
In 1991 Auerbach wrote a book called MBA: Management by Auerbach. And that’s when I had a few minutes with the man. So here now from 1991 Red Auerbach.
Few people have had the kind of impact on a professional sport that Wilt Chamberlain had on the game of basketball.
In a career that started with the Harlem Globetrotters, the 7-foot-1 Chamberlain became a superstar and a record-setter.
To this day, no one has broken the record he’s best known for: scoring 100 points in a single game.
I met him in the fall of 1991, when he published an autobiography called “A View From Above.”
But in the interview you’re about to hear, there was one question I chose not to ask him, and I’ll tell you later why.
So here now, from 1991, Wilt Chamberlain:
That last remark — about “the numbers” in the book — was a reference to a statistic he included in his book that had nothing to do with basketball. Chamberlain claimed to have slept with 20,000 different women during his life.
Wilt Chamberlain was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979.