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K. C. Jones

Full name: K. C. Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas, United States
Affiliations: San Francisco Dons, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Carl Cain.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Basketball-Reference.com, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Biography

K. C. Jones if one of seven American men to have played on an Olympic champion, an NCAA champion, and an NBA champion, and is one of the most titled players in basketball history. Jones’ career began at the University of San Francisco, which won NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956 – although Jones missed the 1956 tourney due to an eligibility technicality. After college he played for nine years in the NBA, the first eight of which saw his Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship. He his entire college, Olympic, and professional career as a teammate of Bill Russell, and although Russell was often given credit for all the championships, K. C. Jones was the exact same type of player. He was the ultimate team player and a defensive stalwart, playing in the NBA thru 1967, always with the Celtics. Jones later became a coach in the NBA from 1972 thru 1991, winning NBA Championships with the Celtics in 1984 and 1986. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1956-12-01 USA 89, URS 55 15
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1956-11-30 USA 101, URU 38 13
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-27 USA 85, BUL 44 12
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1956-11-28 USA 113, BRA 51 13
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1956-11-29 USA 85, URS 55 10
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1956-11-23 USA 98, JPN 40 8
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1956-11-24 USA 101, THA 29 10
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1956-11-26 USA 121, PHI 53 6