NBA Championship ring
The NBA Championship ring is an annual award given by the National Basketball Association to the team that wins the NBA Finals. Rings are presented to the team's players, coaches, and members of the executive front office. Red Auerbach has the most rings overall with 16. Phil Jackson has the most as coach and Bill Russell has the most as a player (11 each)
NBA Championship rings have been handed out since the first NBA Finals in 1947. In the modern era, the rings are handed to the defending champions during the team's first home game each season.
NBA Championship rings are silver or gold and include the following features:
Players and coaches with most championships
Other commemorative items
In three NBA Finals, John Havlicek chose two wrist watches and a liqueur tray set as commemorative items.
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