Chris Ford Death cause, Obituary – BOSTON, Massachusetts – Christopher ‘Chris’ Joseph Ford, first 3 pointer and Boston Celtics NBA basketball player died at the age of 74., on January 17, 2023. Chris Ford cause of death was not released at the time of this publication. Chris had a lot of admirers among his family, friends, and teammates. He had a deep passion for his family, the city of Boston, the Celtics fanbase, and the entire Celtics organization. Everyone who had the good fortune to be in his life was always treated with the utmost humility and respect by him.
Chris Ford spent over a decade with the Celtics, both as a player and a coach, and he left his imprint at each stage of his career with the team. He was a pivotal member of the Boston Celtics squad that won the NBA World Championship in 1981 and later served as an assistant coach for the 1984 and 1986 NBA World Championship teams. Following that, Ford was hired as the team’s eleventh head coach. In the later years of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish, he guided them to several postseason appearances as they played under his direction.
His teammates affectionately referred to him as “Doc,” and he was a versatile guard who was good at a variety of positions. In his first season with the Celtics, he was selected as the team’s most valuable player (MVP), and he is well-known for being the player who made the very first three-point basket in the history of the NBA. Ford became the fourth member of a select group of Celtics, along with Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, and K.C. Jones, to win titles both as a player and a coach with the team. The Boston Celtics are in deep mourning for the Ford family and for all of their friends and loved ones.