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What coach won a NBA championship as a coach and a player?

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Bill Russell won the NBA Championship as a player in 1957, 1959-1966, and 1968-1969 with the Boston Celtics. He was player/coach of the Boston Celtics in 1968 and 1969. Red Holzman won the NBA Championship as a player in 1951 with the Rochester Royals (now Sacramento Kings) and as a coach in 1970 and 1973 with the New York Knicks. Tommy Heinsohn won the NBA Championship as a player in 1957 and 1959-1965 with the Boston Celtics and as a coach in 1974 and 1976 with the Boston Celtics. KC Jones won the NBA Championship as a player in 1959-1966 with the Boston Celtics and as a coach in 1984 and 1986 with the Boston Celtics. Bill Sharman won the NBA Championship as a player in 1957 and 1959-1961 with the Boston Celtics and as a coach in 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Billy Cunningham won the NBA Championship as a player in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers and as a coach in 1983 with the Philadelphia 76ers. Pat Riley won the NBA Championship as a player in 1972 wth the Los Angeles Lakers and as a coach in 1982, 1985, and 1987-1988 with the Los Angeles Lakers and in 2006 with the Miami Heat. Phil Jackson won the NBA Championship as a player in 1970 and 1973 with the New York Knicks and as a coach in 1991-1993 and 1996-1998 with the Chicago Bulls and in 2000-2002 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Buddy Jeannette won the NBA Championship in 1948 as the player/coach of the now defunct Baltimore Bullets.

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