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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Team Name: Boston Celtics


Seasons: 67 1946-47 to 2012-13
Record: 3108-2124, .594 W-L%

Playoff Appearances: 51
Championships: 17


CAREER STATS

Games
1. John Havlicek*1270
2. Robert Parish*1106
3. Paul Pierce1102
4. Kevin McHale*971
5. Bill Russell*963
6. Bob Cousy*917
7. Tom Sanders916
8. Larry Bird*897
9. Don Nelson872
10. Sam Jones*871
Minutes Played
1. John Havlicek*46471
2. Bill Russell*40726
3. Paul Pierce40360
4. Robert Parish*34977
5. Larry Bird*34443
6. Bob Cousy*30131
7. Kevin McHale*30118
8. Dave Cowens*28551
9. Jo Jo White26770
10. Sam Jones*24285
Field Goals
1. John Havlicek*10513
2. Larry Bird*8591
3. Paul Pierce7882
4. Robert Parish*7483
5. Kevin McHale*6830
6. Sam Jones*6271
7. Bob Cousy*6167
8. Bill Russell*5687
9. Jo Jo White5648
10. Dave Cowens*5608
Field Goal Attempts
1. John Havlicek*23930
2. Paul Pierce17630
3. Larry Bird*17334
4. Bob Cousy*16465
5. Sam Jones*13745
6. Robert Parish*13558
7. Bill Russell*12930
8. Jo Jo White12782
9. Kevin McHale*12334
10. Dave Cowens*12193
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Paul Pierce1823
2. Antoine Walker937
3. Ray Allen798
4. Larry Bird*649
5. Walter McCarty417
6. Dana Barros416
7. Danny Ainge348
8. Eddie House332
9. Dee Brown325
10. Rick Fox291
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Paul Pierce4928
2. Antoine Walker2815
3. Ray Allen1949
4. Larry Bird*1727
5. Walter McCarty1194
6. Dana Barros1023
7. Dee Brown959
8. Danny Ainge901
9. Rick Fox818
10. Eddie House805
Free Throws
1. Paul Pierce6434
2. John Havlicek*5369
3. Bob Cousy*4621
4. Larry Bird*3960
5. Kevin McHale*3634
6. Robert Parish*3279
7. Bill Russell*3148
8. Bill Sharman*3047
9. Sam Jones*2869
10. Cedric Maxwell2738
Free Throw Attempts
1. Paul Pierce7979
2. John Havlicek*6589
3. Bob Cousy*5753
4. Bill Russell*5614
5. Kevin McHale*4554
6. Robert Parish*4491
7. Larry Bird*4471
8. Sam Jones*3572
9. Ed Macauley*3518
10. Cedric Maxwell3496
Offensive Rebounds
1. Robert Parish*3450
2. Kevin McHale*2358
3. Larry Bird*1757
4. Cedric Maxwell1618
5. Dave Cowens*1501
6. Antoine Walker1319
7. Paul Silas1047
8. Paul Pierce1008
9. Kendrick Perkins838
10. Ed Pinckney734
Defensive Rebounds
1. Robert Parish*7601
2. Larry Bird*7217
3. Paul Pierce5643
4. Dave Cowens*4921
5. Kevin McHale*4764
6. Antoine Walker3463
7. Kevin Garnett2786
8. Cedric Maxwell2405
9. Paul Silas1918
10. Kendrick Perkins1913
Total Rebounds
1. Bill Russell*21620
2. Robert Parish*11051
3. Dave Cowens*10170
4. Larry Bird*8974
5. John Havlicek*8007
6. Kevin McHale*7122
7. Paul Pierce6651
8. Tom Sanders5798
9. Tom Heinsohn*5749
10. Antoine Walker4782
Assists
1. Bob Cousy*6945
2. John Havlicek*6114
3. Larry Bird*5695
4. Paul Pierce4305
5. Bill Russell*4100
6. Rajon Rondo3943
7. Jo Jo White3686
8. Dennis Johnson*3486
9. K.C. Jones*2908
10. Dave Cowens*2828
Steals
1. Paul Pierce1583
2. Larry Bird*1556
3. Rajon Rondo913
4. Robert Parish*873
5. Antoine Walker828
6. Dee Brown675
7. Danny Ainge671
8. Dennis Johnson*654
9. Reggie Lewis569
  Dave Cowens*569
Blocks
1. Robert Parish*1703
2. Kevin McHale*1690
3. Larry Bird*755
4. Paul Pierce668
5. Kendrick Perkins646
6. Dave Cowens*473
7. Reggie Lewis417
8. Kevin Garnett394
9. Cedric Maxwell378
10. Tony Battie369
Turnovers
1. Paul Pierce3213
2. Larry Bird*2816
3. Robert Parish*2380
4. Kevin McHale*1893
5. Antoine Walker1782
6. Cedric Maxwell1445
7. Rajon Rondo1314
8. Dennis Johnson*1221
9. Tiny Archibald*1045
10. Danny Ainge875
Personal Fouls
1. John Havlicek*3281
2. Robert Parish*3125
3. Paul Pierce3124
4. Tom Sanders3044
5. Dave Cowens*2783
6. Kevin McHale*2758
7. Bill Russell*2592
8. Tom Heinsohn*2454
9. Larry Bird*2279
10. Bob Cousy*2231
Points
1. John Havlicek*26395
2. Paul Pierce24021
3. Larry Bird*21791
4. Robert Parish*18245
5. Kevin McHale*17335
6. Bob Cousy*16955
7. Sam Jones*15411
8. Bill Russell*14522
9. Dave Cowens*13192
10. Jo Jo White13188
Field Goal Pct
1. Kendrick Perkins.563
2. Cedric Maxwell.559
3. Kevin McHale*.554
4. Robert Parish*.552
5. Eric Montross.546
6. Ed Pinckney.533
7. Mark Blount.532
8. Kevin Garnett.520
9. Kevin Gamble.518
10. Tony Battie.517
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Eddie House.412
2. Ray Allen.409
3. Dana Barros.407
4. Wally Szczerbiak.404
5. David Wesley.399
6. Dominique Wilkins*.388
7. Danny Ainge.386
8. Erick Strickland.385
9. Mike James.381
10. James Posey.380
Free Throw Pct
1. Ray Allen.914
2. Wally Szczerbiak.898
3. Larry Bird*.886
4. Bill Sharman*.883
5. Dana Barros.868
6. Danny Ainge.867
7. Larry Siegfried.855
8. Delonte West.841
9. Dennis Johnson*.840
10. Brandon Bass.834
Minutes Per Game
1. Bill Russell*42.3
2. Dave Cowens*39.3
3. Antoine Walker39.2
4. Ed Macauley*38.5
5. Larry Bird*38.4
6. Jo Jo White37.3
7. Paul Pierce36.6
8. John Havlicek*36.6
9. Charlie Scott35.7
10. Ray Allen35.7
Points Per Game
1. Larry Bird*24.3
2. Paul Pierce21.8
3. John Havlicek*20.8
4. Antoine Walker20.6
5. Ed Macauley*18.9
6. Tom Heinsohn*18.6
7. Bob Cousy*18.5
8. Jo Jo White18.4
9. Dave Cowens*18.2
10. Bill Sharman*18.1
Rebounds Per Game
1. Bill Russell*22.5
2. Dave Cowens*14.0
3. Paul Silas12.3
4. Larry Bird*10.0
5. Robert Parish*10.0
6. Sidney Wicks9.2
7. Tom Heinsohn*8.8
8. Antoine Walker8.7
9. Bailey Howell*8.4
10. Dino Radja8.4
Assists Per Game
1. Rajon Rondo8.3
2. Bob Cousy*7.6
3. Tiny Archibald*7.1
4. Sherman Douglas6.8
5. Brian Shaw6.5
6. Dennis Johnson*6.4
7. Larry Bird*6.3
8. John Bagley5.8
9. David Wesley5.8
10. Kenny Anderson5.2
Steals Per Game
1. Rajon Rondo1.9
2. Larry Bird*1.7
3. David Wesley1.7
4. Kenny Anderson1.6
5. Ron Mercer1.6
6. Antoine Walker1.5
7. Paul Pierce1.4
8. Dee Brown1.4
9. Charlie Scott1.4
10. Jo Jo White1.3
Blocks Per Game
1. Kevin McHale*1.7
2. Robert Parish*1.5
3. Kendrick Perkins1.4
4. Dino Radja1.3
5. Tony Battie1.1
6. Pervis Ellison1.0
7. Al Jefferson1.0
8. Raef LaFrentz1.0
9. Kevin Garnett1.0
10. Dave Cowens*1.0
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Larry Bird*23.5
2. Ed Macauley*21.6
3. Kevin Garnett21.1
4. Paul Pierce20.6
5. Kevin McHale*20.0
6. Robert Parish*19.8
7. Bob Cousy*19.8
8. Bill Russell*18.9
9. Sam Jones*18.7
10. Bill Sharman*18.2
True Shooting Pct
1. Cedric Maxwell.637
2. Ed Pinckney.609
3. Ray Allen.606
4. Kevin McHale*.605
5. Leon Powe.594
6. Robert Parish*.587
7. Kendrick Perkins.584
8. Dana Barros.578
9. Fred Roberts.576
10. Jerry Sichting.573
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Kendrick Perkins.563
2. Ray Allen.561
3. Cedric Maxwell.559
4. Kevin McHale*.555
5. Robert Parish*.552
6. Eric Montross.546
7. Dana Barros.543
8. Raef LaFrentz.540
9. Eddie House.539
10. Ed Pinckney.533
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Leon Powe15.2
2. Paul Silas13.1
3. Ed Pinckney13.1
4. Al Jefferson12.2
5. Pervis Ellison12.0
6. Vitaly Potapenko11.8
7. Alton Lister11.7
8. Robert Parish*11.5
9. Mark Acres11.3
10. Rick Robey10.9
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Alton Lister29.8
2. Kevin Garnett26.2
3. Dave Cowens*26.1
4. Al Jefferson24.8
5. Paul Silas23.5
6. Robert Parish*23.4
7. Larry Bird*22.4
8. Kendrick Perkins22.2
9. Dino Radja22.1
10. Jim Ard21.3
Total Rebound Pct
1. Alton Lister20.4
2. Al Jefferson18.4
3. Paul Silas18.3
4. Robert Parish*17.7
5. Dave Cowens*17.2
6. Leon Powe17.2
7. Kendrick Perkins16.4
8. Pervis Ellison16.3
9. Kevin Garnett16.2
10. Joe Kleine15.9
Assist Pct
1. Rajon Rondo40.9
2. Sherman Douglas34.9
3. John Bagley34.6
4. Tiny Archibald*29.2
5. Kenny Anderson28.8
6. David Wesley28.7
7. Art Williams28.3
8. Brian Shaw27.6
9. Larry Bird*24.7
10. Dennis Johnson*24.5
Steal Pct
1. Quinn Buckner3.3
2. Rajon Rondo3.1
3. Tony Allen3.0
4. Adrian Griffin3.0
5. Marcus Banks2.9
6. Kedrick Brown2.7
7. Kenny Anderson2.7
8. David Wesley2.7
9. Rick Fox2.5
10. Dee Brown2.5
Block Pct
1. Kendrick Perkins5.0
2. Pervis Ellison4.3
3. Tony Battie3.8
4. Al Jefferson3.6
5. Alton Lister3.2
6. Mark Blount3.2
7. Kevin McHale*3.2
8. Raef LaFrentz3.1
9. Acie Earl2.8
10. Greg Kite2.8
Turnover Pct
1. Reggie Lewis8.8
2. Raef LaFrentz9.0
3. Scott Wedman9.5
4. Brandon Bass9.6
5. Kevin Gamble9.7
6. Eddie House9.7
7. Ron Mercer10.0
8. Todd Day10.1
9. Kedrick Brown10.2
10. Ray Allen10.4
Usage Pct
1. Antoine Walker27.8
2. Paul Pierce27.8
3. Larry Bird*26.5
4. Michael Smith25.8
5. Todd Day24.5
6. Kevin Garnett23.8
7. Dino Radja23.5
8. Ricky Davis23.3
9. Gerald Green23.3
10. Reggie Lewis23.3
Offensive Rating
1. Ed Pinckney123.9
2. Cedric Maxwell118.7
3. Kevin McHale*118.5
4. Leon Powe117.3
5. Ray Allen116.5
6. Raef LaFrentz115.2
7. Dana Barros114.6
8. Kevin Gamble114.5
9. Larry Bird*114.5
10. Jerry Sichting114.2
Defensive Rating
1. Paul Silas94.0
2. Jim Ard94.9
3. Dave Cowens*95.3
4. Paul Westphal95.5
5. Hank Finkel96.0
6. Kevin Garnett96.7
7. Don Nelson97.1
8. Glenn McDonald97.3
9. Don Chaney97.6
10. Sidney Wicks98.0
Offensive Win Shares
1. Larry Bird*86.8
2. Paul Pierce81.6
3. Kevin McHale*76.0
4. Robert Parish*67.5
5. Ed Macauley*64.4
6. Bill Sharman*60.1
7. John Havlicek*57.6
8. Sam Jones*48.6
9. Cedric Maxwell43.8
10. Don Nelson41.6
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bill Russell*133.6
2. John Havlicek*74.1
3. Larry Bird*59.0
4. Paul Pierce56.8
5. Robert Parish*54.9
6. Dave Cowens*54.1
7. Bob Cousy*50.4
8. Sam Jones*43.7
9. Tom Sanders41.9
10. Tom Heinsohn*41.7
Win Shares
1. Bill Russell*163.5
2. Larry Bird*145.8
3. Paul Pierce138.4
4. John Havlicek*131.7
5. Robert Parish*122.4
6. Kevin McHale*113.0
7. Sam Jones*92.3
8. Bob Cousy*91.0
9. Dave Cowens*83.7
10. Bill Sharman*80.9
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Ed Macauley*.214
2. Larry Bird*.203
3. Bill Russell*.193
4. Kevin Garnett.191
5. Leon Powe.191
6. Sam Jones*.182
7. Kevin McHale*.180
8. Bill Sharman*.178
9. Don Nelson.176
10. Bailey Howell*.176
 
Season Lg Team W L W-L% Finish SRS ORtg DRtg Playoffs Coaches
2012-13 NBA Boston Celtics* 41 40 .506 3 -0.62 103.1 103.3 Lost Eastern Conference First Round D. Rivers (41-40)
2011-12 NBA Boston Celtics* 39 27 .591 1 2.26 101.0 98.2 Lost Eastern Conference Finals D. Rivers (39-27)
2010-11 NBA Boston Celtics* 56 26 .683 1 4.83 106.2 100.3 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals D. Rivers (56-26)
2009-10 NBA Boston Celtics* 50 32 .610 1 3.37 107.7 103.8 Lost Finals D. Rivers (50-32)
2008-09 NBA Boston Celtics* 62 20 .756 1 7.44 110.5 102.3 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals D. Rivers (62-20)
2007-08 NBA Boston Celtics* 66 16 .805 1 9.31 110.2 98.9 Won Finals D. Rivers (66-16)
2006-07 NBA Boston Celtics 24 58 .293 5 -3.71 103.2 106.9
D. Rivers (24-58)
2005-06 NBA Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 3 -1.59 105.2 106.9
D. Rivers (33-49)
2004-05 NBA Boston Celtics* 45 37 .549 1 0.34 107.5 106.6 Lost Eastern Conference First Round D. Rivers (45-37)
2003-04 NBA Boston Celtics* 36 46 .439 4 -1.99 102.1 103.7 Lost Eastern Conference First Round J. O'Brien (22-24), J. Carroll (14-22)
2002-03 NBA Boston Celtics* 44 38 .537 3 -0.75 101.2 101.6 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals J. O'Brien (44-38)
2001-02 NBA Boston Celtics* 49 33 .598 2 1.75 103.4 101.0 Lost Eastern Conference Finals J. O'Brien (49-33)
2000-01 NBA Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 5 -2.40 101.4 103.7
R. Pitino (12-22), J. O'Brien (24-24)
1999-00 NBA Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 5 -1.00 104.8 105.6
R. Pitino (35-47)
1998-99 NBA Boston Celtics 19 31 .380 5 -1.75 100.4 102.4
R. Pitino (19-31)
1997-98 NBA Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 6 -1.96 102.6 105.4
R. Pitino (36-46)
1996-97 NBA Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 7 -6.62 103.9 111.4
M. Carr (15-67)
1995-96 NBA Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 5 -3.37 106.4 109.9
M. Carr (33-49)
1994-95 NBA Boston Celtics* 35 47 .427 3 -1.92 108.6 110.6 Lost Eastern Conference First Round C. Ford (35-47)
1993-94 NBA Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 5 -4.28 104.2 108.7
C. Ford (32-50)
1992-93 NBA Boston Celtics* 48 34 .585 2 0.93 108.7 107.8 Lost Eastern Conference First Round C. Ford (48-34)
1991-92 NBA Boston Celtics* 51 31 .622 1 3.42 110.8 107.0 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals C. Ford (51-31)
1990-91 NBA Boston Celtics* 56 26 .683 1 5.21 112.6 106.7 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals C. Ford (56-26)
1989-90 NBA Boston Celtics* 52 30 .634 2 3.23 112.0 107.9 Lost Eastern Conference First Round J. Rodgers (52-30)
1988-89 NBA Boston Celtics* 42 40 .512 3 1.26 110.8 109.6 Lost Eastern Conference First Round J. Rodgers (42-40)
1987-88 NBA Boston Celtics* 57 25 .695 1 6.15 115.4 109.4 Lost Eastern Conference Finals K. Jones (57-25)
1986-87 NBA Boston Celtics* 59 23 .720 1 6.58 113.5 106.8 Lost Finals K. Jones (59-23)
1985-86 NBA Boston Celtics* 67 15 .817 1 9.06 111.8 102.6 Won Finals K. Jones (67-15)
1984-85 NBA Boston Celtics* 63 19 .768 1 6.47 112.8 106.3 Lost Finals K. Jones (63-19)
1983-84 NBA Boston Celtics* 62 20 .756 1 6.42 110.9 104.4 Won Finals K. Jones (62-20)
1982-83 NBA Boston Celtics* 56 26 .683 2 5.34 106.9 101.8 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals B. Fitch (56-26)
1981-82 NBA Boston Celtics* 63 19 .768 1 6.35 109.8 103.5 Lost Eastern Conference Finals B. Fitch (63-19)
1980-81 NBA Boston Celtics* 62 20 .756 1 6.05 108.4 102.6 Won Finals B. Fitch (62-20)
1979-80 NBA Boston Celtics* 61 21 .744 1 7.37 109.4 101.9 Lost Eastern Conference Finals B. Fitch (61-21)
1978-79 NBA Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 5 -4.78 101.6 106.4
T. Sanders (2-12), D. Cowens (27-41)
1977-78 NBA Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 3 -1.86 99.1 100.9
T. Heinsohn (11-23), T. Sanders (21-27)
1976-77 NBA Boston Celtics* 44 38 .537 2 -1.90 96.5 98.3 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals T. Heinsohn (44-38)
1975-76 NBA Boston Celtics* 54 28 .659 1 2.24 98.9 96.7 Won Finals T. Heinsohn (54-28)
1974-75 NBA Boston Celtics* 60 22 .732 1 5.41 100.0 94.7 Lost Eastern Conference Finals T. Heinsohn (60-22)
1973-74 NBA Boston Celtics* 56 26 .683 1 3.42 98.6 95.1 Won Finals T. Heinsohn (56-26)
1972-73 NBA Boston Celtics* 68 14 .829 1 7.35

Lost Eastern Conference Finals T. Heinsohn (68-14)
1971-72 NBA Boston Celtics* 56 26 .683 1 4.38

Lost Eastern Conference Finals T. Heinsohn (56-26)
1970-71 NBA Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 3 2.30


T. Heinsohn (44-38)
1969-70 NBA Boston Celtics 34 48 .415 6 -1.60


T. Heinsohn (34-48)
1968-69 NBA Boston Celtics* 48 34 .585 4 5.35

Won Finals B. Russell (48-34)
1967-68 NBA Boston Celtics* 54 28 .659 2 3.87

Won Finals B. Russell (54-28)
1966-67 NBA Boston Celtics* 60 21 .741 2 7.24

Lost Eastern Division Finals B. Russell (60-21)
1965-66 NBA Boston Celtics* 54 26 .675 2 4.34

Won Finals R. Auerbach (54-26)
1964-65 NBA Boston Celtics* 62 18 .775 1 7.46

Won Finals R. Auerbach (62-18)
1963-64 NBA Boston Celtics* 59 21 .738 1 6.93

Won Finals R. Auerbach (59-21)
1962-63 NBA Boston Celtics* 58 22 .725 1 6.38

Won Finals R. Auerbach (58-22)
1961-62 NBA Boston Celtics* 60 20 .750 1 8.25

Won Finals R. Auerbach (60-20)
1960-61 NBA Boston Celtics* 57 22 .722 1 4.93

Won Finals R. Auerbach (57-22)
1959-60 NBA Boston Celtics* 59 16 .787 1 7.62

Won Finals R. Auerbach (59-16)
1958-59 NBA Boston Celtics* 52 20 .722 1 5.84

Won Finals R. Auerbach (52-20)
1957-58 NBA Boston Celtics* 49 23 .681 1 5.02

Lost Finals R. Auerbach (49-23)
1956-57 NBA Boston Celtics* 44 28 .611 1 4.79

Won Finals R. Auerbach (44-28)
1955-56 NBA Boston Celtics* 39 33 .542 2 0.72

Lost Eastern Division Semifinals R. Auerbach (39-33)
1954-55 NBA Boston Celtics* 36 36 .500 3 -0.03

Lost Eastern Division Finals R. Auerbach (36-36)
1953-54 NBA Boston Celtics* 42 30 .583 3 1.97

Lost Eastern Division Finals R. Auerbach (42-30)
1952-53 NBA Boston Celtics* 46 25 .648 3 1.93

Lost Eastern Division Finals R. Auerbach (46-25)
1951-52 NBA Boston Celtics* 39 27 .591 2 3.61

Lost Eastern Division Semifinals R. Auerbach (39-27)
1950-51 NBA Boston Celtics* 39 30 .565 2 -0.41

Lost Eastern Division Semifinals R. Auerbach (39-30)
1949-50 NBA Boston Celtics 22 46 .324 6 -1.72


A. Julian (22-46)
1948-49 BAA Boston Celtics 25 35 .417 5 -2.75


A. Julian (25-35)
1947-48 BAA Boston Celtics* 20 28 .417 3 -3.75

Lost Quarterfinals J. Russell (20-28)
1946-47 BAA Boston Celtics 22 38 .367 5 -4.45


J. Russell (22-38)
Championship Wins

17 NBA Championships...A record 8 in a row from 1959-1966...Three separate Championship eras...When it comes to hanging Championship Banners, the Celtics are the cream of the crop. No organization has won more titles than the 17-time World Champion Boston Celtics. Whether it's the Green's first title in 1957, their 12th in 1974 or the 17th in 2008, the Celtics tradition of winning championships has stood the test of time.

Source:NBA.COM

The Banner Years

"Red" Auerbach

Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games (a record at his retirement) and nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (surpassed only by Phil Jackson). As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports.

Auerbach is remembered as a pioneer of modern basketball, redefining basketball as a game dominated by team play and defense and for introducing the fast break as a potent offensive weapon. He groomed many players who went on to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally, Auerbach was vital in breaking down color barriers in the NBA. He made history by drafting the first African-American NBA player, Chuck Cooper in 1950, and introduced the first African-American starting five in 1964. Famous for his polarizing nature, he was well known for smoking a cigar when he thought a victory was assured, a habit that became, for many, "the ultimate symbol of victory" during his Boston tenure.

In 1967, the NBA Coach of the Year award, which he had won in 1965, was named the "Red Auerbach Trophy," and Auerbach was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1980, he was named the greatest coach in the history of the NBA by the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America, and was NBA Executive of the Year in 1981. In addition, Auerbach was voted one of the NBA 10 Greatest Coaches in history, was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and is honored with a retired number 2 jersey in the TD Garden, the home of the Boston Celtics.

Red's VID's

Bob Cousy 

Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy (born August 9, 1928) is a retired American professional basketball player. Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963 and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969–70 season. Cousy first demonstrated his basketball abilities while playing for his high school varsity team in his junior year. He obtained a scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, where he led the Crusaders to berths in the 1948 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and 1950 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and was named an NCAA All-American for 3 seasons. Cousy was initially drafted as the third overall pick in the first round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, but after he refused to report, he was picked up by Boston. Cousy had a very successful career with the Celtics, playing on six championship teams, being voted into 13 NBA All-Star Games and 12 All-NBA First and Second Teams and winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 1957.[1]

In his first 11 seasons in the NBA, Cousy led the league in assists eight straight times and introduced a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills that earned him the nicknames "Cooz", "The Houdini of the Hardwood",[2] and—as he was regularly introduced at Boston Garden—"Mr. Basketball". After his playing career, he coached the Royals for several years, and even made a short comeback for them at age 41. He then became a broadcaster for Celtics games. He was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971, and in his honor, the Celtics retired his #14 jersey and hung it in the rafters of Boston Garden, where it has remained since.[2] Cousy was named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971, the NBA 35th Anniversary Team in 1981, and the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996, making him one of only four players that were selected to each of those teams.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)