Meet Celtics legend Sam Jones with author Mark Bodanza

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)

Event Details

During his twelve year career, Sam Jones helped lead the Boston Celtics to ten world championships from 1957 to 1969.  He was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1984 and the NBA’s Fiftieth Anniversary team of the league’s 50 best players of all time in 1996. He and his teammate Bill Russell comprise the winningest duo in sports history!

In his biography of the basketball legend, Mark Bodanza chronicles how Jones overcame obstacles on and off the basketball court to capture the attention of the Boston Celtics–fresh from their first NBA championship–and become a surprising first-round draft pick in 1957 and, for the next twelve years, one of the game’s greatest champions.  As Bodanza reveals Sam’s ultimate challenges and joys, it soon becomes evident that Jones was an extraordinary testament to what can be achieved through perseverance, integrity, and a faithful and determined effort, not just for himself but for the benefit of his team.

Ten Times a Champion shares the fascinating story of a basketball legend who displayed unshakable tenacity and helped his beloved Boston Celtics achieve extraordinary goals.

Copies of Ten Times a Champion will be available for sale and signed by the author and Sam Jones.

Event Type(s): Author Talks, Library Programs