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Heinsohn, Tommy

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Personal name headingHeinsohn, Tommy
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Variant(s)Heinsohn, Tom, 1934-2020
Heinsohn, Thomas William, 1934-2020
Associated placeBoston (Mass.)
LocatedNewton (Mass.)
Birth date1934-08-26
Death date2020-11-10
Place of birthJersey City (N.J.)
Place of deathNewton (Mass.)
Field of activityBasketball Radio broadcasting of sports Television broadcasting of Sports
AffiliationBoston Celtics (Basketball team) CBS Sports
Profession or occupationBasketball players Basketball coaches Sportscasters
Found inHis Hooked on basketball, 1988: CIP t.p. (Tommy Heinsohn)
LC data base, 4-6-88 (hdg.: Heinsohn, Tommy)
Washington post WWW site, viewed Nov. 12, 2020 (in obituary dated Nov. 10, 2020: Tom Heinsohn, a Hall of Fame basketball star who was a cornerstone of the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s, and later coached the team to two NBA championships in the 1970s before a long career as a broadcaster, died Nov. 10 at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 86. Mr. Heinsohn--who was often known as "Tommy"--joined the Celtics in 1956 as a first-round draft choice. Mr. Heinsohn retired after the 1965 season. He then worked as a broadcaster for the team before taking over from Russell as head coach in 1969. Mr. Heinsohn later went on to a long broadcasting career with Boston radio and television stations and also with CBS Sports. Thomas William Heinsohn was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Jersey City, N.J. Mr. Heinsohn had a successful insurance business for several years and was also a skilled painter, primarily of landscape scenes. He often exhibited his works in galleries)
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