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Bill Russell statue will be unveiled Nov. 1 at City Hall Plaza

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  October 16, 2013 04:39 PM

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A statue of Celtics legend Bill Russell will be unveiled Friday, Nov. 1 at City Hall Plaza, and a star-studded group of Celtics legends, other NBA Hall of Famers, musicians, businessmen, and historians is scheduled to attend, including Russell himself, the Celtics announced Wednesday.

According to the team's release, the following are expected to be in attendance:

  • Bill Russell
  • Bill Russell Legacy Committee member/Bill Russell’s daughter, Karen Kenyatta Russell
  • Bill Russell Legacy Committee member/Celtics managing partner Stephen Pagliuca
  • Bill Russell Legacy Committee member/Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn
  • Bill Russell Legacy Committee member /Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
  • Bill Russell Legacy Committee member/philanthropist and founder of the Bobby Sager Traveling Foundation and Roadshow, Bobby Sager
  • Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck
  • Celtics managing partner Bob Epstein
  • TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith (emcee)
  • Congressman Joseph Kennedy III
  • Celtics president Rich Gotham
  • Actress Alfre Woodard
  • Bill Russell Project artist Ann Hirsch
  • NBA commissioner David Stern
  • NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver
  • Red Auerbach’s daughters, Randy and Nancy Auerbach Collins
  • Celtics legend Jo Jo White
  • Celtics legend Sam Jones
  • Celtics legend Satch Sanders
  • Celtics legend Bill Walton
  • Celtics alumnus Ronnie Watts
  • Celtics alumnus Rick Weitzman
  • Celtics alumnus Emmette Bryant
  • Celtics alumnus Togo Palazzi
  • Wife of Celtics alumnus Jim Loscutoff, Lynn Loscutoff
  • Celtics alumnus and LSU coach Johnny Jones
  • NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown
  • MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan
  • MLB Hall of Famer Frank Robinson
  • NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving
  • NBA Hall of Famer George Gervin
  • NBA Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor
  • NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley
  • NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler
  • NBA great Fred Brown
  • Chairman of the Professional Basketball Club, LLC, Clay Bennett
  • Music legend Johnny Mathis
  • Music icon Bill Withers
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch
  • Author and human rights activist Kerry Kennedy
  • Host of "The Last Word," Lawrence O’Donnell
  • Co-founder and board member of the National Mentoring Partnership, Geoff Boisi
  • CEO of the National Mentoring Partnership, David Shapiro
  • CEO of the Mass. Mentoring Partnership, Marty Martinez
  • Former senior adviser to the President of the United States, David Axelrod
  • Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts
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