Former Celtics owner, horse breeder Mangurian dies at 82

Updated: October 21, 2008, 1:03 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Harry Mangurian Jr., a former owner of the Boston Celtics and renowned horse breeder, has died of leukemia. He was 82.

The funeral home handling his arrangements said Mangurian died Sunday. He died at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after an eight-month battle with the disease.

Mangurian owned the Celtics from 1979 to 1983, a tenure that included a championship in 1981 and the signings of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, the original ...

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