Danny Ainge: Jo Jo was such a nice man! I loved watching him play for the Celtics. He gave me a big hug and told me a good job I was doing every time he saw me. I witnessed him lifting others up as well. God Bless Debbie and the rest of his family🙏🏼 #RIPJoJo #Celticforever twitter.com/nba/status/953…
We are terribly saddened by the passing of the great Jo Jo White. He was a champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it. Jo Jo was a key member of two championship teams, an NBA Finals MVP, a gold medal-winning Olympian, and a Hall of Famer. His contributions to the team’s championship legacy may have only been surpassed by the deep and lasting impact that he had in the community. The thoughts and sympathies of the entire Celtics organization are with the White family.
Steve Bulpett: Caught up with Cedric Maxwell before tipoff of Celtics-Pelicans. He spoke glowingly of Jo Jo White: “And to hear that he’s passed away now is just really a… it’s going to be a tough day. It’s going to be tough to do this game tonight.”
Steve Bulpett: Just received a call from one of JoJo White’s old teammates to say the Celtic legend has passed away at 71 after his battle with cancer. A 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, JoJo was a seven-time All-Star and MVP of the 1976 Finals. No. 10 is retired in his honor.