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The Celtics' NBA Championship banners are hanging from the rafters at TD Banknorth Garden.

This is a comprehensive list of the accomplishments and records of the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team currently playing in the National Basketball Association.


Playoffs Edit

Championships (17) Edit

  • 1956
  • 1959
  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963


  • 1964
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1974


  • 1976
  • 1981
  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 2008

Conference titles (20) Edit

  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963


  • 1964
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1974
  • 1976


  • 1981
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 2008


Division titles (26) Edit

  • 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


Hall of FameEdit

33 men with Celtic ties have been enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, the most of any NBA team.

PlayersEdit

15 players were inducted based primarily or significantly upon their playing careers as Celtics:

Nine Hall of Fame players more noted for their contributions with other teams also wore Celtic green for portions of their careers:

  • Dave Bing (1977-1978)
  • Bob Houbregs (1954-1955) Was on the roster, but did not play [1]
  • Pete Maravich (1979-1980)
  • Clyde Lovellette (1962-1964)
  • Bob McAdoo (1979)
  • Andy Phillip (1956-1958)
  • Bill Walton (1985-1987) Though short, his time with the Celtics was memorable as he was a key contributor off the bench during their 1986 title run.
  • Arnie Risen (1955-1958)
  • Dominique Wilkins (1994-1995)

Coaches, Executives and ContributorsEdit

Four people were inducted into the Hall of Fame primarily for their achievements while a Celtics coach and/or executive:

  • Arnold "Red" Auerbach (Coach 1950-1966, Executive 1966-2006)
  • Walter A. Brown (1945-1964) Inducted as a contributor, original owner of the Celtics
  • Bill Fitch (1979-1983) Inducted as a coach. While Fitch's service in Boston was short, it is among the most memorable of his many coaching stints.
  • William G. Mokray (1946-1969) Inducted as a contributor. Celtics public relations director 1946-1957, Vice-President 1957-1969. Noted primarily for his independent contribution to basketball statistics and historical scholarship during that time.

Five other Hall of Fame coaches or contributors have Celtic ties:

  • Wayne Embry (Celtics player 1966-1968) First African-American to serve both as a general manager and team president in the NBA
  • Alvin Julian (Celtics coach 1948-1950) Enshrined for his College basketball coaching career
  • John "Honey" Russell (Celtics coach 1948-1950) Enshrined for his playing service in the pre-NBA era
  • John Thompson (Celtics player 1964-1966) Inducted as a coach, primarily for his service at Georgetown University

Additionally, Johnny Most, longtime radio announcer for the Celtics, was honored with the Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award in 1993.

Retired Numbers Edit

The Celtics have retired 21 numbers, the most of any professional sports franchise in North America.

Celtics00
Robert
Parish

Center

Retired 1998
Celtics1
<b>Walter
Brown

Team Founder,
Owner
Retired 1964
File:Celtics2.png
<b>Red
Auerbach

Head Coach,
Executive
Retired 1985
Celtics3
<b>Dennis
Johnson
Guard

Retired 1991
File:Celtics6.png
<b>Bill Russell
Center,
Head Coach
Retired 1972
File:Celtics10.png
<b>Jo Jo
White

Guard

Retired 1982
File:Celtics14.png
<b>Bob Cousy
Guard,
Broadcaster

Retired 1963
File:Celtics15.png
<b>Tom
Heinsohn

Forward,
Head Coach,
Broadcaster
Retired 1966
File:Celtics16.png
<b>Satch
Sanders

Forward


Retired 1973
File:Celtics17.png
<b>John
Havlicek

Forward


Retired 1978
File:Celtics18.png
<b>Dave Cowens
Center,
Head Coach

Retired 1981
File:CelticsLOSCY.png
<b>Jim
Loscutoff*
Forward



File:Celtics19.png
<b>Don
Nelson
Forward

Retired 1978
File:Celtics21.png
<b>Bill Sharman
Guard

Retired 1966
File:Celtics22.png
<b>Ed Macauley
Center

Retired 1963
File:Celtics23.png
<b>Frank Ramsey (basketball)
Forward


File:Celtics24.png
<b>Sam
Jones

Guard

Retired 1969
File:Celtics25.png
<b>K.C.
Jones

Guard,
Head Coach
Retired 1967
File:Celtics31.png
<b>Cedric
Maxwell
Forward,
Broadcaster
Retired 2003
File:Celtics32.png
<b>Kevin
McHale

Forward

Retired 1994
File:Celtics33.png
<b>Larry
Bird

Forward

Retired 1993
File:Celtics35.png
<b>Reggie
Lewis

Guard

Retired 1995
File:CelticsMike.png
<b>Johnny
Most

Broadcaster



<b>Red Auerbach
Memorial

Worn by Celtics during
2006-07 season

</center> *Loscutoff, who wore #18, asked that his legacy be honored by allowing other Celtics to wear his number in the future. On one of the banners of retired numbers at the TD Banknorth Garden, Loscutoff is represented by a square with the letters "LOSCY". #18 was later retired for Dave Cowens.

Award Winners Edit

NBA MVP of the Year

  • Bob Cousy - 1957
  • Bill Russell - 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965
  • Dave Cowens - 1973
  • Larry Bird - 1984, 1985, 1986

NBA Finals MVP

NBA Defensive Player of the Year

NBA Rookie of the Year

NBA Sixth Man of the Year

NBA Coach of the Year

NBA Executive of the Year


All-NBA First Team

  • Ed Sadowski (basketball) - 1948
  • Ed Macauley - 1951, 1952, 1953
  • Bob Cousy - 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
  • Bill Sharman - 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
  • Bill Russell - 1959, 1963, 1965
  • John Havlicek - 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
  • Larry Bird - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Kevin McHale - 1987
  • Kevin Garnett - 2008

All-NBA Second Team

All-NBA Third Team


NBA All-Rookie First Team

NBA All-Rookie Second Team

  • Brian Shaw - 1989
  • Rick Fox - 1992
  • Dino Radja - 1994
  • Eric Montross - 1995
  • J.R. Bremer - 2003
  • Al Jefferson - 2005
  • Ryan Gomes - 2006
  • Rajon Rondo - 2007


See also Edit

External links Edit




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