Jim O'Brien (Basketball, Born 1952)

Jim O'Brien (Basketball, Born 1952)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jim O'Brien (born February 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former head coach in the National Basketball Association. O'Brien is a Philadelphia native who attended Roman Catholic High School in his youth, and starred collegiately at St. Joseph's University. Before his stint in Philadelphia, O'Brien was the head coach of the Boston Celtics from 2001-2004, replacing Rick Pitino. He worked to rebuild the struggling Celtics and led them twice to the playoffs. During the 2003-04 NBA season, however, O'Brien consistently fought with Celtics' general manager Danny Ainge over short-term versus long-term goals. Ainge was looking to completely redo the roster, and traded Eric Williams and Tony Battie, two of O'Brien's favorite hardworking players in December 2003. As a result of the conflict, O'Brien shocked everyone in the Celtics community by resigning in January 2004.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135925180
  • 9786135925180