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Satch Sanders elected to Naismith Hall of Fame

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  April 4, 2011 02:22 PM

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The Naismith Hall of Fame announced Monday that former Celtics great Tom "Satch" Sanders has been elected to the Hall as a contributor by the veteran's committee. Sanders won eight titles in his 13 seasons as a Celtics and has been one of the game's great ambassadors, still a fixture as Celtics games.

Sanders, 72, was the eighth overall pick by the Celtics in 1960 and played all of his 13 NBA seasons in Boston before being an assistant coach with the Celtics and head coach at Harvard University. Sanders was also insturmental in the NBA's Rookie Transition Program.

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