The NBA has announced that Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey will be retired.

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Bill Russell died on July 31 at the age of 88. He was using the number 6 jersey in the NBA.

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Bill Russell has won 11 NBA championships in his career. The number 6 jersey was used in 13 seasons.

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NBA players will wear a commemorative patch on their uniforms to pay tribute to Bill Russell during the 2022-23 season.

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A shamrock shaped logo of jersey number 6 will be displayed on the side of the score table.

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Bill Russell spent his entire career with the Celtics as a great player. He won the best player award 5 times in the career.

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Barack Obama presented Bill Russell with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his achievements in the civil rights movement.

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After retirement, Bill Russell become the coach of Boston Celtics and helps to win their first championship.

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