Cousy, Bob (Robert Joseph Cousy)kōˈzē, 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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