July 12, 2011 in Sports

Bill Russell looking statuesque these days


Boston’s City Hall Plaza has been chosen as the site for a proposed statue of Celtics basketball legend Bill Russell, Boston Mayor Tom Menino and other officials announced Monday. Three artists will present their statue designs to Russell himself and the Bill Russell Legacy Committee in the fall. “We are proud to play a role in paying tribute to one of the greatest champions the sports world has ever seen,” said Stephen Pagliuca, Celtics co-owner and president of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Officials said Russell, 77, is being honord as a sports champion, human rights leader and youth mentoring advocate. – AP

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