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Auerbach's Celtics played as a team

Updated: October 30, 2006, 9:07 AM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

"When I came to the Celtics there was this Celtic mystique. And I was one of the few skeptics. Finally, it came through to me after we had won the championship. I went up to Red and said, 'Now I understand what the Celtic mystique is.' "And he was about the proudest man in the world," says Paul Silas about Red Auerbach on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Red Auerbach's coaching philosophy was simple: Only one statistic mattered. At the end of the game, he wanted the number next ...

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