NBA Finals MVP award is name after Bill Russell starting this year although Bill Russell was a five-time NBA MVP and won 11 championships as a player and coach but he never won the finals MVP award. The Finals MVP will received the title “Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award”. Please see below who is Bill Russell

Name: William Felton Russell
Born: 2/12/34 in Monroe, La.
High School: McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.)
College: San Francisco
Height: 6-10; Weight: 220 lbs.

Honors: Elected to Naismith Basketball Basketball Hall of Fame (1975)
NBA champion (1957, '59, '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '68, '69)
NBA MVP (1958, '61, '62, '63, '65);
NBA All-Defensive Team (1969)
12-time NBA All-Star (1958-69)
All-Star Game MVP (1963
One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
Olympic gold medalist (1956).


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