Bill Russell Compares Way Miami Heat are Built With Red Auerbach’s Celtics Teams

by September 16, 2012

Many have questioned whether or not the Miami Heat went about putting their team together in the right way, but when the legendary Bill Russell compares your strategy to the legendary Red Auerbach’s strategy, you’re probably doing something right. Via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: “Russell also touched on the Heat continually adding veterans around the core of James, Dwyane Wade and Bosh. ‘What Miami is doing is similar to a theory that Red [Auerbach, the legendary Celtics coach] used to have,’ Russell said. ‘You have a core group and you bring in some veterans so you don’t have rookies coming off the bench. Most of the time it worked but sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, we would bring a veteran in hoping to get one more year out of them but they were psychologically destructive, so we can only use them one year. They were not about winning. They were about their career.'”