History Black History Month
posted by February 8 at 11:45 AMon
I’m not a football fan, so I missed the whole first-black-coach-to-win-the-Super Bowl buzz.
All I can say is, what is up with the NFL?
The first black coach to win an NBA title (and at $125,000, definitely one of the top-paid people in the NBA at the time) was Bill Russell in the 1967/68 season. That’s nearly 40 years ago. 40 years ago!
Oh, and Russell wasn’t a supa Christian. He’d taken to calling himself Felton X, and was actually a bit of a black power freak.
Today, Russell lives on Mercer Island, I think.