Remembering "DJ"

Basketball fans are mourning the loss of a great one: Dennis Johnson. The legendary guard collapsed after a practice yesterday and died. He was 52 years old. At the time, Johnson was coaching the Austin Toros, a team from the NBA's Developmental League.

"DJ," as he was known, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, winning two titles with the Celtics in 1984 and 1986. He was a five-time All Star who retired from playing in 1990 but continued to champion the game.

Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe has covered the career of Dennis Johnson. He joins WBUR's Bob Oakes for a conversation about "DJ."

The audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site after 10 a.m. on Friday.

This program aired on February 23, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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