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Sad News - HOF Sam Jones Passes Away

By ESPN News Services, 12/31/21, 2:30PM EST


Sam Jones, Hall of Famer who won 10 NBA titles with Boston Celtics, dies at 88

Sam Jones, a clutch scorer who won 10 titles with the Boston Celtics during their dynasty in the late 1950s and 1960s, has died at the age of 88.

Jones died Thursday night in Florida, where he had been hospitalized in failing health, Celtics spokesperson Jeff Twiss said.

"Sam Jones was one of the most talented, versatile, and clutch shooters for the most successful and dominant teams in NBA history," the Celtics said in a statement. "His scoring ability was so prolific, and his form so pure, that he earned the simple nickname, 'The Shooter.' ... The Jones family is in our thoughts as we mourn his loss and fondly remember the life and career of one of the greatest champions in American sports."

Sam Jones was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1969.

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