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Doc Rivers

Current head coach Doc Rivers led the team to the NBA Championship in 2008.

There have been 16 Head coaches for the Boston Celtics franchise. The Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division (NBA) of the Eastern Conference (NBA) 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, Fitch was 1979–80 NBA Coach of the year and also led the Celtics to a championship that year. Auerbach led the Celtics to nine championships, in 1957 NBA Finals, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966. He was also the 1965–65 coach of the year. K.C. Jones led the Celtics to two championships, in 1984 and 1986. Alvin Julian and Auerbach have been inducted into the Basketball as coaches.

Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, Tom Sanders, Dave Cowens, K.C. Jones, Chris Ford and M. L. Carr have played and coached for the Celtics. John Russell (basketball), Alvin Julian, Heinsohn, Sanders, Carr, and John Carroll (basketball) spent their entire coaching career with the Celtics. As of June 2008, the current coach of the Celtics, Doc Rivers, has led the team to one NBA championship. |align=center| |- |4 |Bill Russell |1966–1969 |245 |162 |83 |.661 |18 |12 |6 |.667 |2 Championships (1968, 1969) |align=center| |- |5 |bgcolor="#ddffdd"|Tom Heinsohn* |1969–1978 |690 |427 |263 |.619 |80 |47 |33 |.588 |1972–73 NBA Coach of the Year
2 Championships (1974, 1976) |align=center| |- |6 |bgcolor="#ddffdd"|Tom Sanders* |1978–1979 |62 |23 |39 |.371 |— |— |— |— | |align=center| |- |7 |Dave Cowens |1979 |68 |27 |41 |.397 |— |— |— |— | |align=center| |- |8 |Bill Fitch |1979–1983 |328 |242 |86 |.738 |45 |26 |19 |.578 |1981 NBA Championship
1979 NBA Coach of the year
One of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA history |align=center| |- |9 |K.C. Jones |1983–1988 |410 |308 |102 |.751 |102 |56 |37 |.549 |2 Championships (1984, 1986) |align=center| |- |10 |Jimmy Rodgers (basketball) |1988–1990 |164 |94 |70 |.573 |8 |2 |6 |.250 | |align=center| |- |11 |Chris Ford |1990–1995 |410 |222 |188 |.541 |29 |13 |16 |.448 | |align=center| |- |12 |bgcolor="#ddffdd"|M.L. Carr* |1995–1997 |164 |48 |116 |.293 |— |— |— |— | |align=center| |- |13 |Rick Pitino |1997–2001 |248 |102 |146 |.411 |— |— |— |— | |align=center| |- |14 |Jim O'Brien (basketball) |2001–2004 |258 |139 |119 |.539 |26 |13 |13 |.500 | |align=center| |- |15 |bgcolor="#ddffdd"|John Carroll (basketball)* |2004 |36 |14 |22 |.389 |4 |0 |4 |.000 | |align=center| |- |16 |Doc Rivers |2004–present |328 |168 |160 |.512 |33 |19 |14 |.576 |1 Championship (2008) |align=center| |- |}

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