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2007-08 Boston Celtics season
Boston Celtics
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1946
History Boston Celtics
(1946–present)
Arena TD Banknorth Garden
City Boston, Massachusetts
Team colors  green   white 
 black   gold 
Owner Wycliffe “Wyc” Grousbeck
General manager Danny Ainge
Head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers
D-League affiliate Utah Flash
Championships 17 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008)
Conference titles 20 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2008)
Division titles 26 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2008)
Official website celtics.com

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is owned by Wycliffe Grousbeck and coached by Doc Rivers, with Danny Ainge as the general manager. Founded in 1946, their 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise, while the 1959-to-1966 domination of the NBA Championship, with eight straight titles, is the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team to date. They currently play their home games in the TD Banknorth Garden. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007-08 Boston Celtics season is the 62nd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... 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The Celtics either dominated the league or played a large part in the playoffs in the late 1950s through the mid 1980s. After the death of their top draft pick Len Bias, just two days after the 1986 NBA Draft, the team fell into a steady decline, only making the playoffs four times from 1996 to 2007. The franchise has recently returned to prominence with the acquisition of power forward Kevin Garnett and shooting guard Ray Allen during the 2007 off-season. On June 17, 2008, the Boston Celtics won their 17th championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 in the 2008 NBA Finals. Current NBA Playoff logo. ... Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was an American college basketball player who suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia that resulted from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft. ... The 1986 NBA Draft is perhaps most notable for the drug-related death of highly-touted Len Bias less than two days after being selected second overall by the defending champion Boston Celtics. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Not to be confused with Ray Alan or Allan Ray. ... The 2007-08 Boston Celtics season is the 62nd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ...

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Franchise history

For details, see: History of the Boston Celtics

1946–1956: The building of a dynasty

The Celtics were formed in 1946 as a team in the Basketball Association of America, and became part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the merger of the BAA and the National Basketball League to form the NBA in the fall of 1949.[1] In 1950, the Celtics became the first franchise to draft an African American player, signing Chuck Cooper.[2] NBA redirects here. ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Charles Harrison Cooper (September 29, 1926 - February 5, 1984), better known as Chuck Cooper, was one of three players with legitimate claims to be the first African American basketball player in the NBA. Each satisfied a different condition of being first: Cooper was the first black player to be drafted...


The Celtics had struggled during their early years, until the hiring of Coach Red Auerbach. One of the first major players to join the Celtics was Bob Cousy, whom Auerbach initially refused to draft.[3] Cousy eventually became the property of the Chicago Stags.[4] When that franchise went bankrupt, Cousy was acquired by the Celtics in a dispersal draft. After the 1955–56 season, Auerbach made a stunning trade. He sent perennial All-Star Ed Macauley to the St. Louis Hawks along with the draft rights to Cliff Hagan in exchange for the Hawks' first round draft pick, the second overall.[5] After negotiating with the Rochester Royals, Auerbach used the pick to select University of San Francisco center Bill Russell.[6] Auerbach also acquired Holy Cross standout, and 1957 NBA Rookie of the Year, Tommy Heinsohn.[7] Russell and Heinsohn worked extraordinarily well with Cousy, and they were the players around whom Auerbach would build the Celtics for more than a decade. Russell, who delayed joining until the middle of the 1957 season in order to play for the U.S. Olympic Team,[7] had an immediate impact. Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... The Chicago Stags were the first NBA team in Chicago. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... The 1955-56 NBA Season was the 10th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Ed Macualey (born March 22, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri), is a former professional basketball player. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Clifford Oldham Hagan (born December 9, 1931, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Catholic, Jesuit University in San Francisco, California, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Fenton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a former American basketball player remembered for his central role in the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in the 13 seasons that he played. ... Tom Heinsohn (August 26, 1934- ) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics basketball team. ... Flag of the United States The United States of America (USA) has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games, except the 1980 Summer Olympics which it boycotted. ...


1957–1969: The dynasty

Celtics center Bill Russell (#6) led the Celtics to 11 NBA Championships during his 13-year career.

Russell went on to play almost every game of the season, and the Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals and defeated the St. Louis Hawks in seven games, giving the Celtics the first of their record 17 NBA Championships.[8] In 1958, the Celtics again advanced to the NBA Finals, this time losing to the Hawks in 6 games.[9] However, with the acquisition of K.C. Jones that year, the Celtics began a dynasty that would last for more than a decade.[10] In 1959, with Cousy at point guard, Russell at center and Heinsohn at forward, the Celtics won the NBA Championship after sweeping the Minneapolis Lakers.[11] Still coached by Auerbach, the Celtics won seven more consecutive championships, extending their streak to eight in a row. During that time, the Celtics met the Lakers in the Finals six times, starting an intense and often bitter rivalry. The Celtics would eventually meet the Lakers a total of 10 times in the NBA Finals. In 1964, Auerbach made the Celtics the first team to have an all African American starting lineup.[12] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 418 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1554 × 2226 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 418 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1554 × 2226 pixels, file size: 1. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-3 Categories: | ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Series Summary Hawks win series 4-2 Categories: | ... K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


After the 1966 championship, Auerbach retired as coach and Russell took over as player-coach.[13] With his appointment, Russell also became the first African American coach in the NBA.[14] Auerbach would remain the General Manager, a position he would hold well into the 1980s. However, that year the Celtics' string of NBA titles was broken as they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The aging team managed two more championships in 1968 and 1969, defeating the Lakers each time in the NBA Finals.[15] Russell retired after the 1969 season, effectively ending a dominant Celtics dynasty that had garnered 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons.[16] The streak of 8 consecutive NBA championships is the longest streak of consecutive championships in U.S. professional sports history.[17] The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


1970–1978: Rebuilding the dynasty

The 1970 season was a rebuilding year, as the Celtics had their first losing record since the 1949–50 season, the year prior to Auerbach's arrival.[18] However, with the acquisition of Dave Cowens, Paul Silas, and Jo Jo White, the Celtics soon became dominant again.[19] After losing in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1972, the Celtics regrouped and came out determined in 1973 and posted an excellent 68–14 regular season record. But the season ended in disappointment, as they were upset in 7 games by the New York Knicks in the Conference Finals and became the team with the best record ever to have failed to make the Finals.[20] The Celtics returned to the playoffs the next year, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals in 1974 for their 12th NBA Championship.[21] The teams split the first four games, and after the Celtics won Game 5 in Milwaukee they headed back to Boston leading three games to two, with a chance to claim the title on their home court. However, the Bucks won Game 6 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nestled in a hook shot with three seconds left in the game's second overtime, and the series returned to Milwaukee. But Cowens was the hero in Game 7, scoring 28 points, as the Celtics brought the title back to Boston for the first time in five years. In 1976, the team won yet another championship, defeating the Phoenix Suns in 6 games. The Celtics advanced to the 1976 NBA Finals, which featured one of the greatest games in the history of the NBA. With the series tied at two games apiece, the Suns trailed early in the Boston Garden, but came back to force overtime. In double overtime, a Gar Heard turn-around jumper at the top of the key sent the game to an unprecedented third overtime, at which point the Celtics prevailed.[22] Tommy Heinsohn coached the team for those two championships. After the 1976 championship and a playoff appearance in 1977, Boston went into another phase of rebuilding. The 1949-50 NBA Season was officially the 4th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Dave Cowens David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943 in Prescott, Arizona) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Knicks redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Eastern Belfast Ladz defeat The Western Belfast Ladz, 4 games to 3. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 1976 NBA Finals was the championship round for the 1975-1976 NBA season. ... Garfield (Gar) Heard, (born May 3, 1948 in Hogansville, Georgia) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. ... Tom Heinsohn (August 26, 1934- ) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics basketball team. ... The 1977 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1976-1977 season. ...


In the 1977 NBA Draft, the Celtics drafted a young forward from the UNC Charlotte named Cedric Maxwell.[23] Maxwell did not contribute much in his rookie season, but he showed promise. Auerbach's job became even tougher following the 1977–78 in which they went 32–50 as John Havlicek, the Celtics All-Time leading scorer, retired after 16 seasons.[24] 1977 NBA Draft was the first draft to include four former ABA teams (Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs). ... The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte, or for athletics purposes, Charlotte), is a public, coeducational, research intensive university located in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. ... Cedric Maxwell Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955, in Kinston, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting. ... The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons. ...


1979–1992: The Bird years

Thanks to a trade and their poor record in 1977–78, the Celtics owned two of the top eight picks in the 1978 NBA Draft.[25] Since the Celtics had two draft choices, Auerbach took a risk and selected junior Larry Bird of Indiana State with the 6th pick, knowing that Bird would elect to remain in college for his senior year. The Celtics would retain his rights for one year, a rule that was later changed, and Auerbach believed that Bird's potential would make him worth the wait. Auerbach also felt that when the college season ended the Celtics would have a great chance to sign Bird. Auerbach was right and Bird signed soon after leading Indiana State to the NCAA Championship game, where they fell to a Michigan State University team that was led by Magic Johnson.[26] The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... First Round 1. ... Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Indiana State University Indiana State University located in Terre Haute, Indiana, was created by an Indiana statute on December 20,1865. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ...


The other important story of the Celtics' 1978–79 season was the ongoing dispute between Auerbach and new owner John Y. Brown.[27] The dispute nearly led Auerbach to resign as General Manager for a position with the New York Knicks. With public support strongly behind Auerbach, Brown elected to sell the team rather than face the wrath of the city for being the man who drove Red to a hated rival. During his short ownership, Brown orchestrated a trade for Bob McAdoo that Auerbach despised, and the team unraveled.[28] The Celtics would struggle through the season, going 29–53 without Bird.[29] Newcomers Chris Ford, Rick Robey, Cedric Maxwell and Tiny Archibald failed to reverse the team's momentum.[30] The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... John Young Brown Jr. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ... Frederick Robert Robey (born January 30, 1956 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Cedric Maxwell Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955, in Kinston, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting. ... Nathaniel Tiny Archibald (born September 2, 1948 in New York City) is a former pro basketball player. ...


Bird would debut for the Celtics during the 1979–80 season, a year after his selection.[31] With a new owner in place, Auerbach made a number of moves that would bring the team back to prominence. Auerbach traded the unhappy McAdoo, a former NBA scoring champion, to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for guard M. L. Carr, a defensive specialist, and two first-round picks in the 1980 NBA Draft.[32] He also picked up point guard Gerald Henderson from the CBA. Carr, Archibald, Henderson and Ford would form a highly competent backcourt, with their unique skills blending in perfectly with the talented frontcourt of Cowens, Maxwell and Bird, who would go on to win NBA Rookie of the Year honors. The Celtics improved by 32 games, which at the time was the best single-season turnaround in NBA history, going 61–21 and losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Michael Leon (M.L.) Carr (born January 9, 1959 in Wallace, North Carolina) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. ... 1980 NBA Draft - 10 June 1980 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Categories: NBA Draft ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Jerome McKinley Gerald Henderson (born January 16, 1956 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former shooting guard who had a 13 year career in the National Basketball Association from 1979 until 1992. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-1953 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


After the season, Auerbach completed what may be the most lopsided trade in NBA history. Auerbach had always been a fan of stockpiling draft picks, so even after the success of 1979–80 the Celtics had both the 1st and 13th picks in the 1980 NBA Draft leftover from the M. L. Carr trade. Auerbach saw an opportunity to improve the team immediately, sending the two picks to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for center Robert Parish and the Warriors first round pick, the 3rd overall. With the draft pick, Auerbach selected University of Minnesota power forward Kevin McHale. With these three future Hall of Famers on the team the Celtics had a core in place to become a dominant team in the NBA. 1980 NBA Draft - 10 June 1980 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Categories: NBA Draft ... Michael Leon (M.L.) Carr (born January 9, 1959 in Wallace, North Carolina) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Lee Parish (born August 30, 1953) in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American basketball center. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. ... NBA redirects here. ...


The Celtics went 62–20 under coach Bill Fitch in 1980–81, despite losing center Dave Cowens to retirement late in training camp. Once again the Celtics matched up with the 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics fell behind 3 games to 1 before coming back to win a classic 7th game, 91–90. The Celtics went on to capture the 1981 NBA Championship over the Houston Rockets, just two years after Bird had been drafted. Maxwell was named NBA Finals MVP. Bill Fitch (born 1935) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ... The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dave Cowens David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ...


In 1983–84 the Celtics would go 62–20 and finally get back to the NBA Finals after a three year hiatus. In the final, the Celtics came back from a 2–1 deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, winning their 15th championship. Bird renewed his college rivalry with Lakers star Magic Johnson during this series. After the series the Celtics traded Henderson, whose dramatic steal in game 2 altered the course of the series and gave the Celtics a chance, to the Seattle Supersonics in exchange for their first round pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1984 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1983-1984 NBA season. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The 1986 NBA Draft is perhaps most notable for the drug-related death of highly-touted Len Bias less than two days after being selected second overall by the defending champion Boston Celtics. ...


In 1985, the Lakers and Celtics would meet again, but this time the Lakers would take the championship. During the following offseason the Celtics acquired Bill Walton from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Cedric Maxwell. Walton was a big star with the Portland Trailblazers, but injuries had kept him from living up to expectations. He was also a lifelong Celtics fan and willing to come off the bench, deferring to the three big men already with the team. Walton would be a big part of the Celtics' success in 1986. William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Clippers redirects here. ... Cedric Maxwell Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955, in Kinston, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


In 1985–86 the Celtics fielded one of the best teams in NBA history. The 1986 Celtics won 67 games, going 40–1 at their home, the Boston Garden. Bird won his third consecutive MVP award after having arguably his finest season, and Walton won the Sixth Man of the Year Award. They would win their 16th championship and last of the 20th century, easily defeating the Houston Rockets in the NBA Finals. The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues best player coming off of the bench. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The 1986 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1985-1986 NBA season The Boston Celtics won the series over the Houston Rockets four games to two. ...


Thanks to the 1984 trade of Gerald Henderson and the subsequent fall of the Seattle Supersonics, at the end of the 1985–86 the Celtics owned not only the best team in the NBA but also the second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. The Celtics drafted Len Bias with the pick and had high hopes for the young University of Maryland star. Fans believed Bias had superstar potential, and that he would be the perfect complement to the aging, but still strong, Celtics. The hope was that his presence would ensure that the franchise would remain a powerhouse after Bird, McHale and Parish retired. Unfortunately, Bias died 48 hours after he was drafted, after using cocaine at a party and overdosing. It would be the first in a long string of bad luck for the Celtics, and many fans believe the Celtics have never recovered from the loss of Bias. Jerome McKinley Gerald Henderson (born January 16, 1956 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former shooting guard who had a 13 year career in the National Basketball Association from 1979 until 1992. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1986 NBA Draft is perhaps most notable for the drug-related death of highly-touted Len Bias less than two days after being selected second overall by the defending champion Boston Celtics. ... Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was an American college basketball player who suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia that resulted from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ...

The tragic death of Len Bias is often considered a turning point in Celtics history.
The tragic death of Len Bias is often considered a turning point in Celtics history.

Despite the loss of Bias, the Celtics remained competitive in 1986–87, going 59–23 and again winning the Eastern Conference Championship. Image File history File links LenBias. ... Image File history File links LenBias. ... Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was an American college basketball player who suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia that resulted from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft. ... The 1986-87 NBA Season was the 41st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


After the 1987–88 season, head coach K.C. Jones retired. Jones was replaced as head coach by assistant Jimmy Rodgers. Rodgers faced immediate trouble in 1988–89 when, only 6 games into the season, Larry Bird decided to have surgery to remove bone spurs in both feet. The injury was to sideline Bird until well after the All-Star Break, although supposedly he would be able to return. However, despite his best attempts to return he was unable to make it back as the Celtics stumbled to a 42–40 record and a first round playoff defeat to the Detroit Pistons. K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Jimmy Rodgers is a former basketball coach. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


Bird returned in 1989–90 to play in 75 games and lead the Celtics to a 52–30 record. In the playoffs, after winning the first two games of a Best of 5 series against the New York Knicks, the Celtics collapsed, losing 3 straight, including the decisive 5th game at the Boston Garden. In the wake of the embarrassing defeat, Rodgers was fired and replaced by assistant coach (and former Celtic player) Chris Ford. The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1990 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1989-1990 season. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ...


Under Ford's leadership the Celtics improved to 56–26 in 1990–91, recapturing the Atlantic Division title even though Bird missed 22 games with a variety of injuries. In 1992, a late season rally allowed the Celtics to catch the New York Knicks and repeat as Atlantic Division champions. The team finished 51–31 and again matched up with the Indiana Pacers in the First Round, this time sweeping the series 3 games to 0. In the Eastern Conference Semifinals the Celtics lost a grueling 7 game series to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 3. Due to back problems, Larry Bird played in only 45 of the 82 regular season games, and only 4 of the 10 playoff games. The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


After thirteen seasons with the club and winning a gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics with the Dream Team, Bird retired in 1992 primarily due to his back injuries. Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ...


1993–2001: Tragedy and decline

At the time of Bird's retirement former Celtics guard Chris Ford was the coach of the Celtics. 26-year old Reggie Lewis (out of Boston's Northeastern University) was seen as Bird's successor as the franchise player for the Celtics. Lewis, a small forward, fainted during a 1993 first round playoff matchup with the Charlotte Hornets. It was later revealed that Lewis had heart problems, yet he was able to get doctors to clear him for a comeback. He died of a heart attack after participating in a pickup basketball game during the offseason. The Celtics honored his memory during the following season by retiring his number 35. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ... Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 - July 27, 1993) was a basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1987-1993. ... Northeastern University, occasionally abbreviated as NU or NEU, is a top-tier private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The 1993 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1992-1993 season. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Heart attack redirects here. ...


In 1994, the Celtics hired former player M. L. Carr to be the team's new G.M. In his first draft in charge of the Celtics, he drafted University of North Carolina star Eric Montross with his first round draft pick. The Acie Earl era was already nearing an end, as Montross became the new heir apparent in the paint. Michael Leon (M.L.) Carr (born January 9, 1959 in Wallace, North Carolina) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. ... The 1994 NBA Draft tookplace on 29 June 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Eric Scott Montross (born September 23, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Currently, he is known as the worst basketball player ever to play in the league. ...


1994–95 was the Celtics' final season in the Boston Garden. The Celtics signed the aging Dominique Wilkins as a free agent, and he led the team in scoring with 17.8 PPG. Second-year player Dino Radja, a power forward from Croatia, added an interior presence to the team that had been lacking in 1993–94. The Celtics made the playoffs, losing to the heavily favored Orlando Magic in 4 games. The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Dino Radja is a professional basketball player who was a member of the Boston Celtics team for four NBA seasons. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


In 1995, the Celtics moved from the Boston Garden into the Fleet Center (renamed the TD Banknorth Garden in 2005). Carr fired Chris Ford and took the coaching reins himself. After drafting Providence College star Eric Williams, the Celtics struggled to a 33–49 record. Things got worse in 1996–97 as the Celtics lost a franchise record 67 games, winning only 15 times despite the emergence of 1st-round draft pick Antoine Walker. The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The FleetCenter is a sports arena in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ... This page refers to a college in Rhode Island. ... Eric C. Williams (born July 17, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player formerly with the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Chinese-American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves, his fifth team since his NBA career started in 1996. ...


Carr stepped aside to another job in the organization when the Celtics convinced Rick Pitino to join the franchise as the team's president, front office manager, and head coach. Unfortunately for the franchise, Pitino was not the savior everyone expected him to be, although he acquired several talented young players during his tenure. Pitino coaching the Louisville Cardinals Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ...


The Celtics received the third and sixth draft picks in the 1997 NBA Draft, and used the picks to select a brand new backcourt. They drafted Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer and dismantled much of the young team that lost 67 games the year before. David Wesley and Rick Fox were let go, and Williams was traded to the Denver Nuggets for a pair of second round draft picks. The 1997 NBA Draft took place on 25 June 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976, in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ... Ronald Eugene Mercer (born May 18, 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee), was a star basketball player at the University of Kentucky and currently plays in the National Basketball Association, most recently for the New Jersey Nets. ... David Barakau Wesley (born November 14, 1970, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Ulrich Alexander (Rick) Fox (born July 24, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


The following year the Celtics drafted Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA Draft, a college star who had been expected to be drafted much higher than the Celtics' tenth overall pick. Other notable players Pitino acquired were Walter McCarty and veteran Kenny Anderson, both for future Finals MVP Billups. Pitino failed to coach any successful teams and resigned in 2001. This article is about a basketball player. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Walter Lee McCarty (born February 1, 1974) is an American basketball player who has played for the NBAs New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Kenneth (Kenny) Anderson (born October 9, 1970 in Queens, New York) is a left-handed point guard who played more than a decade in the National Basketball Association. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ... // The National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the player who has exhibited exceptional play during an NBA Finals series. ...


2001–2006: Attempts to rebuild

Following the resignation of Rick Pitino, the Celtics improved greatly under coach Jim O'Brien. Paul Pierce matured into an NBA star and was ably complemented by Antoine Walker, along with the other role players acquired over the years. The team finished the season going 24–24 under O'Brien (after going 12–22 before Pitino's resignation) and following the 2000–01 season O'Brien was given the job of head coach on a permanent basis. As a result of numerous trades, the Celtics had three picks in the 2001 NBA Draft, a luxury that seemed to set the franchise up well for the long term. General Manager Chris Wallace used the picks on Joe Johnson, Joe Forte (a favorite of Red Auerbach) and Kedrick Brown. This article is about a basketball player. ... Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Chinese-American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves, his fifth team since his NBA career started in 1996. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... For other persons named Joe Johnson, see Joe Johnson (disambiguation). ... Joseph Xavier Joe Forte (born March 23, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... Albert Kedrick Brown (born March 18, 1981 in Zachary, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player. ...


The Celtics entered the 2001–02 season with low expectations. The team's success in the latter stages of 2000–01 was largely forgotten, and critics were surprised when the team, along with the New Jersey Nets, surged to the top of the Atlantic Division ahead of teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, who were fresh off a trip to the NBA Finals. The Celtics won a hard-fought five-game series with the 76ers in the first round, 3 games to 2. Pierce scored 46 points in the series-clinching blowout at the Fleet Center. In the Conference Semifinals, the Celtics defeated the favored Detroit Pistons 4 games to 1 in a series best remembered for the Celtics low-scoring Game 3 victory, which they won 66–64. In their first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals since 1988, the Celtics would jump out to a 2–1 series lead over the New Jersey Nets, after rallying from 21 points down in the fourth quarter to win Game 3, but would lose the next three games to fall 4 games to 2. The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The Atlantic Division is a division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. The 76ers, Knicks, Nets, and the Celtics were already in the seven team Atlantic before the merge that brought the Raptors and sent the Heat, Magic and Wizards to the new Southeast Division. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The 1988 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1987-1988 season. ...


In 2003, the Celtics were sold by owner Paul Gaston to Boston Basketball Partners LLC, led by H. Irving Grousbeck, Wycliffe Grousbeck, Steve Pagliuca, Robert Epstein, David Epstein, and John Svenson. The team made it back to the playoffs but were swept by the Nets in the second round, despite bringing Game 4 to double overtime. The 2003 NBA playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2002-03 NBA season. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ...


Before their elimination, the team hired Danny Ainge to take over the front office, pushing Chris Wallace to another job in the organization. Ainge believed the team had reached its peak and promptly stunned the team by sending Antoine Walker to the Dallas Mavericks (along with Tony Delk). In return, the Celtics received the oft-injured Raef LaFrentz and a first-round draft pick in 2004. Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon, USA) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and Phoenix Suns, and also in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Chinese-American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves, his fifth team since his NBA career started in 1996. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Tony Lorenzo Delk (born January 28, 1974 in Covington, Tennessee) is a professional basketball shooting guard for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. He was team leader of the 1996 University of Kentucky Wildcats that won the 1996 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament. ... Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976, in Hampton, Iowa) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ...


The Celtics made the playoffs, only to be badly swept in the first round by the Indiana Pacers, losing all 4 games by blowout margins. The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


The Celtics were a young team under new coach Doc Rivers, yet they seemed to have a core of good young players, led by rookie Al Jefferson, to go along with a selection of able veterans. The Celtics went 45–37 and won their first Atlantic Division title since 1991–92. The Pacers defeated them in the first round yet again, with the series culminating in an embarrassing 27-point loss in Game 7 at the Fleet Center. Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Al Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. // Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi. ... The Atlantic Division is a division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. The Celtics, Nets, Knicks, and 76ers were already in the seven team Atlantic before the merge that brought the Raptors and sent the Heat, Magic and Wizards to the new Southeast Division. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Celtics in a game versus the Miami Heat at the TD Banknorth Garden in April 2006
Celtics in a game versus the Miami Heat at the TD Banknorth Garden in April 2006

The Boston Celtics continued to rebuild on the night of the 2006 NBA Draft. Danny Ainge traded the rights to seventh overall pick Randy Foye, Dan Dickau and Raef LaFrentz to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, and a future second-round pick. A subsequent trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Allen Iverson was reported as a potential move beneficial to each team, although such a trade never happened and Iverson was shipped to the Denver Nuggets in December. Orien Greene was waived, and the Celtics replaced him by trading a first-round pick in the 2007 NBA Draft to the Phoenix Suns for rookie Rajon Rondo. In the second round the Celtics added Leon Powe to the team, and later signed Villanova star Allan Ray as an undrafted free agent. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 507 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 649 pixel, file size: 809 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Contrasted by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 507 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 649 pixel, file size: 809 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Contrasted by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... Randy Foye (born September 24, 1983 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Daniel (Dan) David Dickau (born September 16, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA with the New York Knicks. ... Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976, in Hampton, Iowa) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Sebastian Telfair (born June 9, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Theophilus Curtis Ratliff (born April 17, 1973 in Demopolis, Alabama), better known as Theo Ratliff, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky[1]) is an American professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. ... Leon The Show Powe (born January 22, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently is a member of the Boston Celtics. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Not to be confused with Ray Allen. ...


The 2006–07 season was a gloomy one for the franchise. The season began with the death of Red Auerbach at the age of 89. Auerbach was one of the few remaining people who had been a part of the NBA since its inception in 1946. The Celtics went 2–22 from late December 2006 through early February 2007 after losing Paul Pierce to injury, the result of a stress reaction in his left foot (he would later miss the latter part of March and all of April because of swelling in his left elbow). At first, the Celtics received a much needed boost from guard Tony Allen but he tore his ACL on a dunk attempt in a game vs. the Indiana Pacers on January 10, 2007. The Celtics recorded a record of 24–58, second-worst in the NBA, including a franchise record 18-game losing streak that lasted from January 5 to February 14. As the streak grew, some suggested that Pierce sit out the rest of the season to the let the young players such as Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Rajon Rondo and Delonte West get more experience. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... This article is about a basketball player. ... Tony Allen may refer to: Tony Allen, a basketball player for the Boston Celtics. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This is a list of the longest losing streaks in National Basketball Association history. ... Al Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. // Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky[1]) is an American professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. ... Delonte D West (born July 26, 1983, in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. // West starred at Saint Josephs University after graduating from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland and formed what was widely regarded as the best...


2007–present: Return to glory

See: 2007-08 Boston Celtics season

With the acquisition of star players Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen via trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Seattle SuperSonics respectively, Paul Pierce finally had a pair of superstar teammates to work with. But with the unknown of having three great players coexisting, plus the players that were given up just to get Garnett, a successful season in 2007-08 was not a sure thing. Nevertheless, the Celtics started the season hot, winning their first eight games, and going into 2008 with a 26-3 record. They finished the season with a 66-16 record—the most wins in a single season since the last time they won the NBA Finals, in 85-86. Their record guaranteed them home court advantage for the entire playoffs. The 2007-08 Boston Celtics season is the 62nd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Not to be confused with Ray Alan or Allan Ray. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The 2008 NBA Playoffs, however, were bumpier than many believed they should be. Their First Round series was against the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks. At home, the Celtics were dominant: their lowest home margin of victory against the Hawks in the playoffs was 19, in Game 2. However, the Hawks were able to beat the Celtics in Atlanta. The series went seven games, with the home team winning each game. The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season which ends with the 2008 NBA Finals. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


The Second Round was against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Once again the series went to seven games, with the home team winning each one. LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics faced Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton and the Detroit Pistons. In Game 2, the Celtics finally lost at home, and rumors began to fly that the Celtics had gotten too tired from consecutive seven-game series to pull off a title, especially with the Pistons having taken their first two series in six and five games, respectively. But the Celtics bounced back to win Game 3 on the road in Detroit. The series continued, and the Celtics took down the Pistons in six games, winning the deciding game on the road. Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976, in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ... Richard Hamilton is the name of: Richard Hamilton (artist), a British painter and collage artist Richard Hamilton (basketball), a player with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association Richard Hamilton (professor), Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University Richard Hamilton (actor) [1] This is a disambiguation page: a list of... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


The 2008 NBA Finals were contested with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and a Los Angeles Lakers team in the middle of a dominant playoff run. They swept the Denver Nuggets in the first round, took the Utah Jazz in the second round in six games, and extinguished the repeat hopes of the defending-champion San Antonio Spurs in five games in the Western Conference Finals. Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Gasol was with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2001-2008 until he was traded away to the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2007-2008 season. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


The first few games of the series started with the Celtics once again dominating at the TD Banknorth Garden, the Celtics home turf. Game 1 saw Paul Pierce come back after apparently suffering a knee injury earlier in the game, and taking over the game for a 98-88 Celtics win. But in Game 2, Boston nearly lost a 24-point lead, ultimately winning, 108-102. Squandered leads would later become the story of the series. When the Lakers returned to Staples Center and won Game 3, 87-81, then took a 24-point lead in the second quarter of Game 4, some believed momentum in the series had shifted the Lakers' way.


However, the Celtics did not give up. Led by a bench that outscored the Lakers bench by 20 points, they fought back. The Celtics locked up their defense and took over Game 4 with a crushing 97-91 victory, the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history. Although the Lakers took Game 5, 103-98, the series went back to Boston for Game 6, and the Celtics finished it off with a dominating 131-92 victory. The "Boston Three Party", as Garnett, Allen and NBA Finals MVP Paul Pierce became known, had finally brought a 17th banner to Boston, the first new banner for the new Garden and the first such win in 22 years.


Historical rivalries

Further information: Lakers-Celtics rivalry, Pistons-Celtics rivalry, and Celtics-Sixers rivalry

The Boston Celtics have a long-standing rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers, which is widely regarded as the league's greatest rivalry, as these two teams have faced each other 10 times in the NBA Finals, with the 11th time in the 2008 NBA Finals. The teams have won a combined 31 NBA championships in the 62 NBA seasons, making both teams accountable for half of all NBA championships. In the 1960s, the Celtics faced and defeated the Lakers six times in the NBA Finals, despite the efforts of Jerry West and Elgin Baylor. The rivalry was renewed in the 1980s, when the Lakers and Celtics won 8 of the 9 NBA Championships awarded from 1980–1988 (the Lakers won 5 while the Celtics won 3), and played each other in the NBA Finals on 3 occasions. The rivalry cooled off as the Celtics slipped into mediocrity in the mid- and late-'90s until they met in the 2008 Finals. Lakers-Celtics Rivalry or Celtics-Lakers Rivalry is a rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, two of the most storied basketball franchises in National Basketball Association history. ... The Pistons-Celtics Rivalry or Celtics-Pistons rivalry refers to the rivalry between two teams in the National Basketball Associations Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ...


In the Eastern Conference, the Celtics long-standing rivals have been the Philadelphia 76ers,[33] led by Wilt Chamberlain in the 1960s, and by Julius Erving and Moses Malone in the 1970s and 1980s. The Celtics-Sixers rivalry in the 1980s was marked by intense personal confrontations between Larry Bird and Julius Erving. Their most recent playoff rivalry came in the '02 First Round, as then-Sixer Allen Iverson and Paul Pierce, both prolific scorers of their time, went head-to-head. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBAs Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. ... Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... This article is about a basketball player. ...


Another fierce rivalry formed in the 1980s between the Celtics and the Detroit Pistons. The two franchises met in the playoffs 5 times between 1985 and 1991, and more than once there was a physical confrontation between a Celtic and Detroit's Bill Laimbeer. The rivalry, like their rivalry with the Lakers, cooled in the 1990s as the Celtics slid into a long decline, although there was a renewal of interest when the teams met in the 2002 East Semifinals, and later in the 2008 East Finals. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Bill Laimbeer at the White House after winning the WNBA Championship with the Detroit Shock. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season which ends with the 2008 NBA Finals. ...


Boston's other fierce rivals included the Atlanta Hawks (dating back to the late 1950s, which resurfaced during the rivalry of Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins, and later in 2008), Milwaukee Bucks (during the mid-1980s), Indiana Pacers (1991–92 and 2003–05; both involved Larry Bird as a player and as an executive), New York Knicks (both were original NBA franchises, and have never moved to another city nor changed its nickname), and New Jersey Nets (2002 and 2003). In addition, the San Antonio Spurs have provided a tough challenge for Boston, especially since adding Tim Duncan with the number one pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. Since then, the Spurs racked up 18 straight wins against Boston before the streak was broken on St. Patrick's Day 2007, concomitantly ending a 17-year, 15-game drought in San Antonio.[34] The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season which ends with the 2008 NBA Finals. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Knicks redirects here. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... The 2003 NBA playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2002-03 NBA season. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The National Basketball Associations first overall pick is the player who is selected first amongst all eligible draftees by a team during the annual player draft. ... The 1997 NBA Draft took place on 25 June 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


Individually, Paul Pierce has been developing rivalries on the court with LeBron James and Ron Artest. During games between the Celtics and the Cavaliers, Pierce and James often combine explosive scoring with defensive intensity.[35] This article is about a basketball player. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Ronald (Ron) William Artest Jr. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Season-by-season records

See: Boston Celtics seasons

Records, retired numbers and awards

Main article: Boston Celtics accomplishments and records

Home arenas

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Players

Current roster

Boston Celtics roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SG 20 Flag of the United States Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Connecticut
SG 42 Flag of the United States Allen, Tony (FA) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Oklahoma State
C 93 Flag of the United States Brown, P.J. (FA) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 239 lb (108 kg) Louisiana Tech
PG 28 Flag of the United States Cassell, Sam (FA) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Florida State
PF 11 Flag of the United States Davis, Glen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 289 lb (131 kg) Louisiana State
PF 5 Flag of the United States Garnett, Kevin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Farragut Academy HS (IL)
PG 50 Flag of the United States House, Eddie (FA) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona State
C 43 Flag of the United States Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 264 lb (120 kg) Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)
SF 34 Flag of the United States Pierce, Paul (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
C 66 Flag of the United States Pollard, Scot  Injured (FA) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 278 lb (126 kg) Kansas
SF 41 Flag of the United States Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Xavier
PF 0 Flag of the United States Powe, Leon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) California
PG 13 Flag of the United States Pruitt, Gabe 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Southern California
PG 9 Flag of the United States Rondo, Rajon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Kentucky
PF 44 Flag of the United States Scalabrine, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Southern California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last change: 2008-06-26
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Notable players

See: Boston Celtics all-time roster and Boston Celtics players

Head coaches

Main article: List of Boston Celtics head coaches

Logos and uniforms

Logos

Current logo
(1995–present)

The Boston Celtics released a new logo for the 1995–96 season, although the depiction of a leprechaun spinning a basketball has been in use since the early 1950s. The logo was originally designed by Zang Auerbach, the brother of Celtics head coach Red Auerbach. The logo has received numerous tweaks over the years; the latest version decorated the leprechaun in a gold vest to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary.[36] This article is about the creature in Irish mythology. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ...

The classic one-colored logo
(1978–1995)
Alternate logo
(1998–present)

The most familiar version, however, is the one-colored logo used during the Larry Bird era, with the leprechaun traced in black and only green and white clothes, which is still used on some TV networks whenever the current Celtics logo is unavailable or in classic Celtics references.[37] The Celtics also have various alternative logos, with the most popular being a white cloverleaf with the letters "Celtics" above it, wrapped in a green circle, which has been used since the 1998–99 season. Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ...


Uniforms

The Celtics jerseys have always been green on away games and white on home games since their inception in 1946. Except for some minor modifications, most notably the serifed version of the uniforms during the Bill Russell era, the jerseys remained unchanged through the years. This article is about the basketball player. ...


Beginning in 2005–06, the Celtics began using alternate road jerseys which are green with black trim and the word "Boston" on the front side of the jersey. The alternate road jersey was rarely seen with few appearances in its first 2 seasons, but in 2007–08 it has been used much more often, in more than half of the road games. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Boston redirects here. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Also in 2005–06, the Celtics began a tradition of wearing their green jerseys with gold trim as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations the NBA puts into place every third week of March. Except for the words "Boston" in front and the gold trim, the St. Patrick's Day jerseys resemble the regular road jerseys. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... St. ... NBA redirects here. ...


During the 2006–07 season, the Celtics wore a commemorative patch of a black shamrock with the nickname "Red" in green letters on the right top of the jersey in remembrance of Red Auerbach, who died shortly prior to the beginning of the season.[38] The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Shamrock Oxalis acetosella as The Shamrock The shamrock, an unofficial symbol of Ireland and Boston, Massachusetts, is a three-leafed old white clover, sometimes (rarely nowadays) Trifolium repens (white clover, known in Irish as seamair bhán) but more usually today Trifolium dubium (lesser clover, Irish: seamair bhuí). However... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ...


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The team has honored deceased members of the Celtics family with a commemorative black band on the left shoulder strap of the jersey. It has been featured seven times in the history of the franchise: Walter Brown (1964–65), Bob Schmertz (1975–76), Joan Cohen (1989–90), Johnny Most (1993–94), Reggie Lewis (1993–94), Dorothy Auerbach (2000–01) and Dennis Johnson (2006–07).[38] Walter A. Brown (1905-1964) was the original owner of the Boston Celtics. ... The 1964-65 NBA Season was the 19th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Robert Schmertz (died July 24, 1975 in New York City[1][2]), was an American developer and sports franchise owner. ... The 1975-76 NBA Season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ... John M. Most (June 15, 1923 – January 3, 1993) was an American sports announcer, known primarily as the raspy radio voice of the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association basketball team from 1953 to 1990. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 - July 27, 1993) was a basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1987-1993. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Dennis Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed DJ, was an American professional basketball player and coach. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


The team also had the tradition of wearing black sneakers through most of their history, except during the early 1980s when they wore green sneakers. Beginning with the 2003–04 season, the team began to wear white sneakers at home games. The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ...

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Television and radio

Main article: List of Boston Celtics broadcasters

Ownership history

  • Walter Brown, team founder and original owner (1946–64)
  • Marjorie Brown, wife of team founder (1964–1965)
  • Marvin Kratter/National Equities (1965–68)
  • Ballantine Brewery (1968–69)
  • E.E. Erdman's Trans-National Communications (1969–71)
  • Investors Funding Corporation (1971–72)
  • Robert Schmertz-Leisure Technology (1972–74)
  • Robert Schmertz and Irv Levin (1974–75)
  • Irv Levin (1975–78)
  • John Y. Brown, Jr. and Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. (1978)
  • Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. (1979–83)
  • Don Gaston, Alan Cohen, Paul Dupee (1983–92)
  • Paul Gaston (1992–2002)
  • Boston Basketball Partners LLC - consisting of Wycliffe Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca, and H. Irving Grousbeck (2002–present)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Philadelphia Warriors
1956
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1957
Succeeded by
St. Louis Hawks
1958
Preceded by
St. Louis Hawks
1958
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966
Succeeded by
Philadelphia 76ers
1967
Preceded by
Philadelphia 76ers
1967
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1968 and 1969
Succeeded by
New York Knicks
1970
Preceded by
New York Knicks
1973
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1974
Succeeded by
Golden State Warriors
1975
Preceded by
Golden State Warriors
1975
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1976
Succeeded by
Portland Trail Blazers
1977
Preceded by
Los Angeles Lakers
1980
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1981
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Lakers
1982
Preceded by
Philadelphia 76ers
1983
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1984
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Lakers
1985
Preceded by
Los Angeles Lakers
1985
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

1986
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Lakers
1987
Preceded by
San Antonio Spurs
2007
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics

2008
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ... Michael Leon (M.L.) Carr (born January 9, 1959 in Wallace, North Carolina) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. ... Pitino coaching the Louisville Cardinals Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... Jim OBrien (born February 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA) is best known as a professional basketball coach. ... John Carroll is a former basketball head coach for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Robert Lee Parish (born August 30, 1953) in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American basketball center. ... Walter A. Brown (1905-1964) was the original owner of the Boston Celtics. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... Dennis Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed DJ, was an American professional basketball player and coach. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... Tom Heinsohn Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association (NBA) team. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons. ... Dave Cowens David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... James Loscutoff (born February 4, 1930 in San Francisco, California, United States) is a former professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Ed Macualey (born March 22, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri), is a former professional basketball player. ... Frank Vernon Ramsey, Jr. ... Samuel Sam Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. ... K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Cedric Maxwell Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955, in Kinston, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. ... Larry Bird (born Lawrence Joseph Bird on December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 - July 27, 1993) was a basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1987-1993. ... John M. Most (June 15, 1923 – January 3, 1993) was an American sports announcer, known primarily as the raspy radio voice of the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association basketball team from 1953 to 1990. ... The Fayetteville Patriots are a National Basketball Development League team based in . ... The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... The Utah Flash are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Pistons-Celtics Rivalry or Celtics-Pistons rivalry refers to the rivalry between two teams in the National Basketball Associations Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics. ... Lakers-Celtics Rivalry or Celtics-Lakers Rivalry is a rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, two of the most storied basketball franchises in National Basketball Association history. ... Celtic Pride (1996) is a comedy film directed by Tom DeCerchio. ... The 1976 NBA Finals was the championship round for the 1975-1976 NBA season. ... Tom Heinsohn Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association (NBA) team. ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-3 Categories: | ... 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While the NBA champion Celtics won't be represented at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they could have a presence in USA Basketball's future.
Paul Pierce was in a bouncy mood at Fenway Park as he prepared to throw a ceremonial pitch that capped festivities in which the Red Sox honored the Celtics for their NBA crown.
But when the architect of the Celtics victory rolled past, pumping a fist and screaming in triumph, the crowd roared, crowning their long-sought approval.
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The Celtics were formed in 1946 as a team in the Basketball Association of America, and became part of the National Basketball Association after the merger of the BAA and the National Basketball League to form the NBA.
The Celtics, at 15-67, had the worst record in franchise history and the worst record in the NBA overall during the 1996-97 season, failing to win the NBA's Draft Lottery to determine who would receive the first pick in the college draft (the team that finishes last has the highest probability of picking first).
The Boston Celtics have had a longstanding rivalry, especially throughout the 80s, with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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