Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Founded: June 6, 1946
Formerly known as:
Home Arena: FleetCenter (was previously the Boston Garden)
Uniform colors: Green and White
Logo design: A Leprechaun leaning on a shillelagh twirling a basketball
NBA Championships: (Year of championship listed. Basketball season starts in previous year.) 1957, 1959-1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note
3 Coaches and others

Franchise history

The Celtics are the winningest franchise in the history of the NBA. Anchored by Bill Russell, they won eight consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966. In the 1980s, anchored by Larry Bird, they enjoyed an intense rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers:

  • Nate Archibald
  • Larry Bird
  • Bob Cousy
  • Dave Cowens
  • Wayne Embry (inducted as a contributor, not as a player; he was the first African-American to serve both as a general manager and a team president in the NBA)
  • John Havlicek
  • Tom Heinsohn
  • Bailey Howell
  • K. C. Jones
  • Sam Jones
  • Clyde Lovellette
  • Ed Macauley
  • Pete Maravich
  • Kevin McHale
  • Robert Parish
  • Andy Phillip
  • Frank Ramsey
  • Arnie Risen
  • Bill Russell
  • Bill Sharman
  • John Thompson (only played in the NBA for two years; inducted for his coaching career at Georgetown University)
  • Bill Walton

Not to be forgotten:

  • Danny Ainge
  • Dennis Johnson
  • Reggie Lewis
  • Antoine Walker

Retired numbers:

  • 1 Walter Brown (founding owner)
  • 2 Red Auerbach (legendary coach and executive)
  • 3 Dennis Johnson
  • 6 Bill Russell
  • 10 Jo Jo White
  • 14 Bob Cousy
  • 15 Tom Heinsohn
  • 16 Satch Sanders
  • 17 John Havlicek
  • 18 Dave Cowens
  • 19 Don Nelson
  • 21 Bill Sharman
  • 22 Ed Macauley
  • 23 Frank Ramsey
  • 24 Sam Jones
  • 25 K. C. Jones
  • 31 Cedric Maxwell
  • 32 Kevin McHale
  • 33 Larry Bird
  • 35 Reggie Lewis
  • 00 Robert Parish
  • Jim Loscutoff (asked that his #18 not be retired)

Current stars:

  • Vin Baker
  • Ricky Davis
  • Raef LaFrentz
  • Paul Pierce

Coaches and others

Basketball Hall of Famers:

Boston Celtics official web site

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