On this day in Boston Celtics history, head coach and former player K.C. Jones resigned as coach unexpectedly on completion of the 1987-88 NBA season. Jones, an eight-time NBA champion with the team as a point guard, would win two more rings as head coach (one in 1984, the other in 1986), and would be designated coach of the NBA All-Star game for Boston four times between 1984 and 1987.
The University of San Francisco product coached the Celtics for five seasons beginning in 1983-84, and would amass a 308 – 102 regular season record and a 65 – 37 playoff record, good for .751 and .637 winning percentages, respectively.
Jones would stay on with the team in an advisory role for one more season before joining the Seattle Supersonics as an assistant coach in the 1989-90 NBA season.