Jimmy Rodgers (basketball)

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James Donald "Jimmy" Rodgers (born March 12, 1943)[1] is an American former basketball coach. He coached the Boston Celtics for two seasons, and the Minnesota Timberwolves for nearly a season and a half. While Rodgers had only modest success as an NBA head coach, he served as an assistant on staffs that won six NBA Championships (1981, 1984 and 1986 with the Celtics, and 1996, 1997, and 1998 with the Chicago Bulls). During his days an assistant with the Celtics, he helped coach Celtic legends Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish and Dennis Johnson (plus Nate Archibald in 1981 and Bill Walton in 1986). As an assistant for Chicago, he helped Bulls head coach Phil Jackson coach vastly successful championship-winning teams that featured Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman.


  1. ^ The Sporting News: 1992–93 Official NBA Register. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News Publishing Co. 1992.

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