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Former St. Louis University Billiken and Boston Celtic center Ed Macauley has died.  "Easy Ed" as he was affectionately known, led the Billikens to the 1948 NIT Championship and was the MVP.  Macauley went on to play for the Boston Celtics and St. Louis Hawks in the NBA, leading the Hawks to the title in the 1958-59 season.  In 1960, Macauley was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame and has also been named one of the NBA's Top 100 Players of All-Time.  He was also traded by the Celtics, who retired his number-22, to St. Louis in a deal that sent Bill Russell to Boston.  Ed Macauley was 83-years-old.

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