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Jimmy Rodgers is a former basketball coach. He coached the Boston Celtics for two seasons, and the Minnesota Timberwolves for nearly a season and a half. While Rodgers had only modest success as an NBA head coach, he served as an assistant on staffs that won 6 NBA Championships (1981, 1984 and 1986 with the Celtics, and 1996, 1997, and 1998 with the Chicago Bulls). During his days an assistant with the Celtics, he helped coach Celtic legends Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish (plus Nate Archibald in 1981 & Bill Walton in 1986). As an assistant for Chicago, he helped Bulls head coach Phil Jackson coach vastly successful championship-winning teams that featured Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. Jimmy is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and is a member of The Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

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Preceded by
K. C. Jones
Boston Celtics head coach
Succeeded by
Chris Ford
Preceded by
Bill Musselman
Minnesota Timberwolves
Head Coach

Succeeded by
Sidney Lowe


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