26 Facts About Jo Jo White

1. Jo Jo White continues to be involved in basketball and is currently director of special projects and community relations with the Celtics, while continuing to attend most home games.

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2. Jo Jo White would endure a rebuilding season while the Celtics got back on track, drafting Dave Cowens and trading for Paul Silas.

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3. Jo Jo White was born in St Louis, Missouri, the son of a minister.

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4. Jo Jo White was qualified to play basketball at the University of Kansas one semester early.

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5. Jo Jo White was inclined towards sports from a very young age, and when he was six, he started playing basketball.

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6. Jo Jo White had a benign brain tumor removed in 2010, and battled cancer for many years.

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7. Jo Jo White previously led the Jo Jo White Growth League for children in middle school starting in 1994.

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8. Jo Jo White really is a cool dude and a great human being.

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9. Jo Jo White has married twice, secondly to Deborah White and previously to Estelle Bowser.

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10. Jo Jo White was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class in September 2015.

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11. Jo Jo White joined the 2013 class of the St Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

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12. Jo Jo White was inducted in the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame with the class of 2009.

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13. Jo Jo White graduated with a degree in physical education.

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14. Jo Jo White started playing basketball at six and found sports to be a key platform for his community.

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15. Jo Jo Whitepages, founded in 1997, helps you stay in contact with and verify the people in your world.

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16. Jo Jo White died in Boston on January 16, 2018, from complications of his dementia, specifically pneumonia, which was brought on when he had a benign brain tumor removed.

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17. In 1985, Jo Jo White moved to Rochester, NY where he owned and operated a couple of McDonald's restaurants until the early 1990s.

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18. Jo Jo White was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class in September, 2015.

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19. In 1991 Jo Jo White was welcomed into the Missouri Hall of Fame.

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20. Jo Jo White was director of special projects and community relations with the Celtics at the time of his death.

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21. In 1987 at the age of 41, Jo Jo White attempted a professional comeback as a player-assistant coach with the Topeka Sizzlers of the Continental Basketball Association.

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22. Jo Jo White retired as a player after 1981 with the Kansas City Kings.

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23. Jo Jo White was named the most valuable player of the 1976 NBA Finals.

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24. In 1976, Jo Jo White was part of a dominant Celtics squad which featured 5 veterans averaging double-digit scoring.

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25. Jo Jo White became a leader of the team, and made the consensus NCAA All-American Second Team in 1968 and 1969.

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26. Jo Jo White was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

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