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Phyllis George has died
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:06:58 PM »

Offline Emmette Bryant

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For you youngsters out there, Phyllis George was the wife of then Celtics owner John Y Brown during the dark times of the late 70's.

Brown traded three#1 draft picks to the Knicks for Bob McAdoo because George told him to.

https://nypost.com/2006/10/29/best-that-ever-was-auerbach-turned-celts-into-yankees-of-the-nba/

It all turned out okay. Brown eventually sold out to Harry Mangurian and Red traded McAdoo to the Pistons for a #1 pick that became Kevin McHale and Robert Parish.

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Offline Neurotic Guy

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Phyllis George was a pioneer -- a woman national sports broadcaster for the NFL back in the 70's. 
Not sure if she was the first female national broadcaster -- but she was very well known back in the day and was a trailblazer.  Also a "Miss America". 

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 09:01:59 AM »

Offline SHAQATTACK

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For you youngsters out there, Phyllis George was the wife of then Celtics owner John Y Brown during the dark times of the late 70's.

Brown traded three#1 draft picks to the Knicks for Bob McAdoo because George told him to.

https://nypost.com/2006/10/29/best-that-ever-was-auerbach-turned-celts-into-yankees-of-the-nba/

It all turned out okay. Brown eventually sold out to Harry Mangurian and Red traded McAdoo to the Pistons for a #1 pick that became Kevin McHale and Robert Parish.

great history lesson ....we lucked out on that one !