My most vivid recollection of KC Jones is as coach of the Boston Celtics, two decades removed from a hall of fame career with the same team. This was in the mid-eighties, when he was selected by Red Auerbach to replace Bill Fitch. Jones had served as an assistant to Fitch, and was right there when the Celtics won the championship in 1981. Following the ’83 playoffs Auerbach decided that it was time to make and change, and Jones was promoted to the position of head coach. I remember seeing a clip of the KC Jones hiring on TV, and was struck by the dignity with which he carried himself. He was a true gentleman, a throwback to a different era when sports stars – and, as a member of eight NBA Champions with the Celtics in the 1960s, KC Jones was every bit the certifiable sports star – weren’t the untouchable mega-conglomerates that they are today.