Chris Ford, the first player to score a 3-pointer in the NBA, has died at the age of 74

BREAKING NEWS: Chris Ford, the first player to hit a 3-pointer in the NBA and a three-time league champion with the Boston Celtics, has died at the age of 74 after 10 seasons as a player and another decade as a head coach

  • Former NBA player and coach Chris Ford has died at the age of 74
  • He won three titles with Boston: two as a player and one as an assistant coach
  • Ford served as head coach for Boston, Philly, Milwaukee and the LA Clippers
  • He is credited with hitting the first 3-pointer in NBA history in 1979
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Chris Ford – the man credited with making the first NBA 3 pointer in league history – has died at the age of 74.

“Chris was loved by his family, friends and teammates,” his family said in a statement. “He had a great love for his family, the city of Boston, the fans and the entire Celtics family.

“He always showed humility and respect for all who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life.”

Ford’s distinguished career included three titles with the Boston Celtics – two as a player and another as an assistant coach under KC Jones – and he also served as head coach for 10 NBA seasons.

Chris Ford - the man credited with scoring the first NBA 3 pointer in league history - has died at the age of 74. The New Jersey native played 10 NBA seasons and coached for another decade

Chris Ford – the man credited with scoring the first NBA 3 pointer in league history – has died at the age of 74. The New Jersey native played 10 NBA seasons and coached for another decade

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