Thomas Ernest "Satch" Sanders (born November 8, 1938, in New York City, New York) is a retired American college and professional basketball player and coach. He was a 6'6" 210 lb forward.
After playing at New York University as a stand out collegian, he spent all of his 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Boston Celtics, being part of eight championship teams in 1961-66, 1968 and 1969. In NBA history, only teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones have won more championship rings during their playing careers. He ended his career in 1973. He coached the team for a brief period in 1978.
Sanders was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 1968-69...Ranks sixth all-time in Celtics history in Games Played with 916, 7th in rebounds with 5,798 and 10th in Minutes Played with 22,164...Was Head Coach of the Celtics for part of the 1977-78 season and the 1978-79 campaign.