Seven-time NBA champ, ex-Celtics forward Jim Loscutoff dies at 85

Wednesday December 2nd, 2015

Seven-time NBA champion Jim Loscutoff has passed away at the age of 85 from complications from pneumonia with Parkinsons.

Loscutoff, the No. 3 pick in the 1955 NBA draft, played his entire nine-year career with the Boston Celtics, averaging 6.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game. He played under legendary coach Red Auerbach, and alongside Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell.

The Celtics retired “Loscy,” his nickname, which hangs in the rafters because he asked his No. 18 not be retired. The team later retired it for Dave Cowens.

Loscutoff is survived by his wife Lynn, son Jim, and daughters Carol and Holly.

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