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Site set for Boston's Bill Russell statue

Updated: July 11, 2011, 5:14 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- City Hall Plaza will serve as home to the Bill Russell statue, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca announced Monday in a brief ceremony on the expected location on the south side near State Street.

While considering a handful of locations during the selection process, a site visit to City Hall Plaza with Russell confirmed to the legacy committee that it was the ideal spot.

"The mayor brought Bill here and, when they came to look at the site, ...

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