Boston Celtics head coach Red Auerbach put together one of the best offensive teams in the NBA in the early 1950's with players such as Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman and Ed Macauley. But Auerbach knew that the Celtics desperately needed a defensive stalwart if they were to win the NBA Championship. Auerbach felt that Bill Russell was the missing piece to the Celtics puzzle. He traded Macauley and HOFer Cliff Hagan for Russell as soon as the St. Louis Hawks drafted him in the 1956 Draft. This is an autographed Indoor Outdoor Basketball signed by both Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Comes with a Bill Russell Hologram and COA from Hollywood Collectibles.