Other great players turned coaches

Updated: August 9, 2005, 12:49 PM ET

Wayne Gretzky isn't the only great player in his respective sport to take a shot at coaching. In no particular order, here are other star players who tried their hand at coaching, some with better results than others:

Bill Russell One of the best players in NBA history totaled 11 titles and five MVP awards as a player. But when Red Auerbach retired following the 1965-66 season, Russell made history. He took over as a player-coach, becoming the second African-American head coach in any ...

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