Arnold "Red" Auerbach (1917-2006) was the third winningest coach in NBA history. Auerbach led the legendary Boston Celtics dynasty that captured an amazing nine championships in ten years from 1957 to 1966. When Auerbach retired after the 1966 season, he had coached 1,037 professional victories. Some feel that Auerbach's legacy has been tarnished slightly by his repeated denigration of the coaching abilities of Phil Jackson, a coach many feel will one day break his record of 9 NBA titles (Jackson already has 8). The NBA coach of the year award is named after Auerbach.