Adam Silver’s statement regarding the passing of Jo Jo White

NEW YORK – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Jo Jo White:

“Jo Jo White was a legend of our game.  Two-time NBA champion, Finals MVP and an Olympic gold medalist — a model of consistent excellence and uncommon poise.  He was a Hall of Fame player and an even bigger legend to countless people he inspired and communities he gave back to, especially in his longtime role as the Celtics’ director of special projects.  On behalf of the NBA family, I extend my deepest sympathies to Jo Jo’s family and friends and the Celtics organization.”