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The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Celtics logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... NBA logo The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league. ... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub, Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ...

Founded: June 6, 1946
Home Arena: TD Banknorth Garden (was previously the FleetCenter)
Former Arena: The Boston Garden
Uniform colors: Green and White
Logo design: A Leprechaun leaning on a shillelagh twirling a basketball
NBA Championships: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986
2004-05 Record: 45-37 (3-4 in playoffs)
Contents

2.1 Basketball Hall of Famers:
2.2 Not to be forgotten:
2.3 Retired numbers:
2.4 Other notable figures
TD Banknorth Garden, formerly called FleetCenter, is a sports arena in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston Garden or Gahden was an arena that was built in 1928 and was demolished in 1997 after the completion of its new sister arena, FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ... Leprechaun In Irish mythology, a leprechaun is a type of elf said to inhabit the island of Ireland. ... The word shillelagh can mean:- A type of club (weapon). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, with the addition of the 30th NBA franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA realigned its divisions. ...

Franchise History

The Celtics were formed in 1946 as a team in the Basketball Association of America. After the merger of the BAA and the National Basketball League to form the NBA, the Celtics acquired rookie Bill Russell in 1956. Russell had an immediate impact; that year, the Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals and defeated the then St. Louis Hawks in seven games, giving the Celtics the first of a NBA record 16 NBA Championships. In 1957, the Celtics again advanced to the NBA Finals, this time losing to the Hawks in 6 games. However, with the acquisition of K.C. Jones, the Celtics began a dynasty that would last 8 seasons. 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... NBA official website NBA News from Pro Sports Daily Dougs NBA Statistics NBA Statistics from 82games. ... BAA may stand for British Airports Authority the former name of what is now BAA plc British Astronomical Association Baa may be an onomatopoeia for the throaty sound commonly made by sheep. ... This article discusses the National Basketball League, a defunct professional league in the United States. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Bill Russell being carried off the court after leading USF to its first NCAA basketball tournament title in 1955. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ...


In 1959, with Russell and Jones, the Celtics won the NBA Championship with the sweep of the Minneapolis Lakers. Under coach Red Auerbach, the Celtics won another seven championships for eight championships in a row. During that timespan, the Celtics met the Lakers in the Finals six times, starting an intense- and sometimes bitter- rivalry. The Celtics would eventually meet the Lakers a total of 10 times in the NBA Finals. After the 1966 championship, though, Auerbach retired. Russell took over as a player and coach. However, that year the Celtics' string of NBA titles was broken. The aging team managed two more championships, though, in 1968 and 1969, each against the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Russell retired after the 1969 season, effectively ending a dominant Celtics dynasty that had garnered 11 NBA titles. The streak of 8 consecutive NBA championships is the longest streak of consecutive championships in U.S. sports history. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (born September 20, 1917) is president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, an NBA basketball team, and was its coach from 1950 to 1966, including a stretch from 1959 to 1966 when the Celtics won eight straight NBA championships. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...


The next season was one of rebuilding as the Celtics had their first losing record in a long time. However, with Dave Cowens, Paul Silas, and Jo Jo White, the Celtics became dominant again. In 1974 the team bested the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals, and in 1976 the team won yet another championship after defeating the Phoenix Suns. After the 1976 victory, though, Boston went into another phase of rebuilding. David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player. ... Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943 in Prescott, Arizona) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a National Basketball Association team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Steve Nash is a sellout, Suns got lucky. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The rebuilding phase only lasted two years. With the acquisition of NBA legend Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale, the Celtics yet again became a dominant team in the NBA, playing in 5 NBA Finals in the 1980s. The team won a title in 1981, and the following year K.C. Jones was named head coach. Jones led the Celtics to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances against the Lakers and the Houston Rockets between 1984 and 1987, winning championships in 1984 and 1986. The three Finals where the Celtics played the Lakers featured the matchup of Bird versus NBA great Magic Johnson. Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Robert Parish (born on October 30, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana), is a former American basketball center. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota) is a former NBA basketball player. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ...


After the retirement of Bird, the Celtics yet again went into rebuilding. In 1994 the Celtics moved from the Boston Garden into the Fleet Center. Under current general manager Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers, the Celtics won the division championship in the 2004-2005 season, but lost to the Indiana Pacers in game 7 in the postseason. 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Boston Garden or Gahden was an arena that was built in 1928 and was demolished in 1997 after the completion of its new sister arena, FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ... The FleetCenter is a sports arena in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who starred in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns, and also played Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former pro basketball player and current head coach of the Boston Celtics. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Indiana Pacers are a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, with the addition of the 30th NBA franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA realigned its divisions. ...


Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers:

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Nathaniel Tiny Archibald (born September 2, 1948 in New York City) is a former pro basketball player. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Walter Frederick Brown (born July 28, 1926) was the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party USA in 2004. ... Bob Cousy (born Robert Cousy, August 9, 1928 in New York City, New York) is a former basketball player, who played guard with the Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-70 season. ... David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player. ... John Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a former American basketball player, thought to be one of the best NBA players in history, especially in defense. ... Tom Heinsohn (August 26, 1934- ) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics basketball team. ... K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Samuel Sam Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... Clyde Lovellette (born September 7, 1929 in Petersburg, Indiana) is a former professional basketbal player, the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA, Olympics and NBA championship squad. ... Ed Macualey (born March 22, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri), is a former professional basketball player. ... Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 - January 5, 1988), known in the basketball world as Pistol Pete, was a legendary player who starred in college and for three NBA teams. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Robert Parish (born on October 30, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana), is a former American basketball center. ... Bill Russell being carried off the court after leading USF to its first NCAA basketball tournament title in 1955. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... The Los Angeles Lakers is a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... John Thompson, Jr. ... Georgetown University Georgetown University is a major research University located in Georgetown, a neighborhood of Washington, DC, United States. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952 in American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ...

Not to be forgotten:

Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who starred in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns, and also played Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943 in Prescott, Arizona) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ...

Retired numbers:

Robert Parish (born on October 30, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana), is a former American basketball center. ... Walter Frederick Brown (born July 28, 1926) was the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party USA in 2004. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (born September 20, 1917) is president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, an NBA basketball team, and was its coach from 1950 to 1966, including a stretch from 1959 to 1966 when the Celtics won eight straight NBA championships. ... Dennis Wayne Johnson (born September 18, 1954 in San Pedro, California) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Bill Russell being carried off the court after leading USF to its first NCAA basketball tournament title in 1955. ... Bob Cousy (born Robert Cousy, August 9, 1928 in New York City, New York) is a former basketball player, who played guard with the Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-70 season. ... Tom Heinsohn (August 26, 1934- ) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics basketball team. ... Thomas Ernest Satch Sanders (born November 8, 1938 in New York, NY) is a former pro basketball player. ... John Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a former American basketball player, thought to be one of the best NBA players in history, especially in defense. ... David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is former coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Don Nelson had a career record of 339-251 as the Mavericks head coach. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Ed Macualey (born March 22, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri), is a former professional basketball player. ... Samuel Sam Jones (born June 24, 1933 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... K.C. Jones (born May 25, 1932 in Taylor, Texas) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955 in Kinston, North Carolina) was an American professional basketball player and is now a radio broadcaster for WWZN AM (1510) in Boston, where he announces Boston Celtics games. ... Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 - July 27, 1993) was a basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1987-1993. ...

Other notable figures

John M. “Johnny” Most (June 15, 1923 – January 3, 1993) was an American sports announcer known primarily as the raspy radio voice of the Boston Celtics basketball team from 1953 to 1990. ... Len Bias Leonard K. Bias (November 18, 1963 - June 19, 1986) was a basketball player who died of a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft. ...

Current Roster (updated April 24, 2005)

Starters

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Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in Las Vegas, Nevada, known for its programs in computer science, English, engineering, and hotel administration. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Ricky Davis is a professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics. ... The University of Iowa is a university in Iowa City, Iowa. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Al Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Mississippi. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Kendrick Perkins, born November 10th, 1984, is a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics. ... Beaumont is a city in Jefferson County, Texas. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Justin Reed is a professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... Download high resolution version (1520x800, 18 KB) Subject: Flag of the United States. ... Delonte West (b. ... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ...

2004/2005 Season Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH: Doc Rivers
ASSISTANT COACHES: Dave Wohl, Tony Brown, Jim Brewer, Kevin Eastman, Armond Hill and Paul Pressey


See Also

Lakers-Celtics Rivalry The Lakers-Celtics Rivalry is an East Coast/ West Coast Rivalry between the National Basketball Association Franchises The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics that has been played since the late 1940s with the Championship count in favor of the Celtics with 16 NBA Championships and The Lakers...


External links

  • Boston Celtics official web site (http://www.nba.com/celtics/)
  • Official Summer Pro League web site (http://www.summerproleague.com/)
  • Celtic Nation (http://www.celtic-nation.com/)
National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division: Boston Celtics | New Jersey Nets | New York Knicks | Philadelphia 76ers | Toronto Raptors
Central Division: Chicago Bulls | Cleveland Cavaliers | Detroit Pistons | Indiana Pacers | Milwaukee Bucks
Southeast Division: Atlanta Hawks | Charlotte Bobcats | Miami Heat | Orlando Magic | Washington Wizards
Western Conference
Northwest Division: Denver Nuggets | Minnesota Timberwolves | Portland Trail Blazers | Seattle SuperSonics | Utah Jazz
Pacific Division: Golden State Warriors | Los Angeles Clippers | Los Angeles Lakers | Phoenix Suns | Sacramento Kings
Southwest Division: Dallas Mavericks | Houston Rockets | Memphis Grizzlies | New Orleans Hornets | San Antonio Spurs

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Celtic art is ornamental, avoiding straight lines and only occasionally using symmetry, without the imitation of nature or ideal of beauty central to the classical tradition, but as far as we can understand it often involves complex symbolism.
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