1. Bob Cousy was close to his Celtics mentor, head coach Red Auerbach, and was one of the few permitted to call him "Arnold", his given name, instead of his nickname "Red".
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5. At age 35, Bob Cousy held his retirement ceremony on March 17, 1963 in a packed Boston Garden.
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8. In terms of playing style, Bob Cousy introduced an array of visually attractive street basketball moves, described by the NBA as a mix of ambidextrous, behind-the-back dribbling and "no-look passes, behind-the-back feeds or half-court fastbreak launches".
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12. Bob Cousy turned pro and made himself available for the 1950 NBA draft.
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18. Bob Cousy spent his early days playing stickball in a multicultural environment, regularly playing with African Americans, Jews and other ethnic minority children.
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21. Bob Cousy was the only son of poor French immigrants living in New York City.
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22. Bob Cousy was the first president of National Basketball Players Association.
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