Bill Russell was one of the biggest NBA names ever. Recently he dies on July 31st, he lived for 88 years. He died a normal death as confirmed by his Twitter account.
Russel owned the league in 1950 and 60. there was not an immense amount of money in the league back then. He won 11 rings during his career. he is the most decorated player in the history of the NBA.
how much money did Bill Russell make?
He was close to $10 million dollar. current era players make a lot of money with advertisement, partnerships with big sports brands, and investment in many sectors. players earlier were not paid this well. it is a significantly small amount compared to today.
He received $24000 first amount from NBA on the other hand 2022 1st pick Paolo Banchero received over 50 million dollars in the deal.
At that time Russell made over $100000 per year which was a good amount looking at the racial discrimination at that time. it was $600000 in today’s money.
he was also a player and coach for his last two seasons. which helped him earn an additional $25000.
“I was offered the head coaching job with the Sonics in 1974. When I took the job, I was a single parent and chose Mercer Island because it had the best schools in the Pacific Northwest. The house was not built for me. I was actually looking at the house next door, but it was not private enough.”
Rusell had many properties when he was playing to earn rant money. it is easier compared to other businesses.
“I got Russell, I got Kareem, I’d just pick 1 of them and I got better than anybody you got today” – Bob Ryan contended the claim that older Players won’t make it team if they were young.
his home was close to $2.6 million dollar