‘NBA’s first three-point shot’ Chris Ford dies at 74
Chris Ford, the main character of the NBA’s first three-point shot, passed away.
Chris Ford’s family reported Ford’s death through the Boston Celtics on the 18th. The cause of death is not officially known, but according to local media Press of Atlantic City, he died after suffering a heart attack earlier this month.
Chris Ford moved to Boston in 1978 through the Detroit Pistons. He was selected as the MVP of the team in his first season of transfer to Boston and played a leading role in winning the NBA in the 1980-1981 season. After retiring in 1982, he coached Boston from 1983 to 1990. As coaches, he won two championships with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish.
Bill Russell, Tom Heinson, K.C. Jones, and four Ford players have won both NBA titles as players and leaders in Boston.
Chris Ford took the helm of Boston in 1990. He made four playoff appearances in Boston in five years, but failed to make it past the conference finals. He later served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Chris Ford is also the star of the first three-point shot in NBA history. The NBA introduced its first three-point shot of the 1979-1980 season, and Ford was the first to hit a three-point shot in the opening game against the Houston Rockets. 안전한놀이터
“As a player and leader, Ford has been with Boston for more than a decade. He gained a reputation as a player and a leader, he said. “He was loved by his colleagues and was a versatile guard. The Boston club expressed their deepest condolences to Ford’s family and friends.