Adam Silver’s statement regarding the passing of K.C. Jones

NEW YORK – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of K.C. Jones:

“K.C. Jones was among the most decorated champions in the history of our game.  His relentless defense as a player and remarkable poise as a coach made him essential to 12 NBA championship teams, including 11 with the Boston Celtics.  From winning two NCAA titles to earning an Olympic gold medal to helping the Celtics win eight consecutive NBA Finals during his Hall of Fame career, K.C.’s extraordinary accomplishments and impact will long be remembered.  Our thoughts are with K.C.’s loved ones and the entire Celtics organization.”