NBA Champ Satch Sanders Shares His Stories

Satch Sanders, born Thomas Ernest Sanders, spoke with us recently about both his personal and professional life.  Satch played for the Boston Celtics from 1960-1973.  When he retired he served as a coach at Harvard from 1973-1977 and as a coach for the Boston Celtics in 1978.  His #16 shirt was retired by the Celtics in 1973.  He was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.  While Satch has spent time with us previously at Rotary, his format focused on what we wanted to hear and encouraged our questions.  He told us how he got his name, what he thought about the change in playing styles, comments about his fellow players, the rise in contract fees that the players receive today versus what he made as a player, and why he moved to Sturbridge.  He also signed several basketballs for us!  It’s always a pleasure to have Satch spend time with us.

PE Dave Zonia, Satch Sanders, President Otto Prohaska, Secretary Ken Jones

PE Dave Zonia, Satch Sanders, President Otto Prohaska, Secretary Ken Jones

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