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Katie Russell Grandchildren: Karen Russell, William Russell Jr. and Jacob Russell

Katie Russell Grandchildren: Karen Russell, William Russell Jr. and Jacob Russell

Katie Russell is the pretty mother of American professional basketball player who played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969 Bill Russell.



Katie is known to be a grandmother of three grandchildren from his son Bill Russell by the names of Karen, William and Jacob Russel.

Who is Bill Russell?

William Felton Russell was an American professional basketball player who played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.



The former basketball player was born on February 12, 1934, in  West Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America and has a very tall height that is known to stand at 2.08m

Bill Russell
Bill Russell

Russel was born to his parents who are known by the names of Charles Russell, and Katie Russell who gave birth to him along with one other child called  Charlie L. Russell.


He is known to have married on three different occasions;  Marilyn Nault (m. 1996–2009), Dorothy Anstett (m. 1977–1980), and Rose Swisher (m. 1956–1973).

Bill is a father of three children by the names of  Jacob Russell, William Russell Jr. and  Karen Russell.

Bill Russell Career highlight as a player:

  • 11× NBA champion (1957, 1959–1966, 1968, 1969)
  • 5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1958, 1961–1963, 1965)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1958–1969)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1963)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (1959, 1963, 1965)
  • 8× All-NBA Second Team (1958, 1960–1962, 1964, 1966–1968)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969)
  • 4× NBA rebounding champion (1958, 1959, 1964, 1965)
  • NBA Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • NBA anniversary team (25th, 35th, 50th, 75th)
  • No. 6 retired by Boston Celtics
  • 2× NCAA champion (1955, 1956)
  • NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1955)
  • UPI College Player of the Year (1956)
  • 2× Helms Player of the Year (1955, 1956)
  • 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1955, 1956)
  • WCC Player of the Year (1956)
  • No. 6 retired by San Francisco Dons
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)


As coach:

  • 2× NBA champion (1968, 1969)

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