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List of Boston Celtics accomplishments and records

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

Championships (17)

The Celtics' 17 NBA Championships are the most of any NBA franchise.[1]

Conference titles (21)

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Division titles (30)

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Hall of Fame

40 men with Celtic ties have been enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the most of any NBA team.[4]

Players

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

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

Coaches, Executives and Contributors

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
  • Tom Heinsohn (Coach 1969–1978) Also inducted for his playing career.
  • 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.

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

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

The Celtics have retired 21 numbers,[6] the most of any professional sports franchise in North America.

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Robert
Parish

Center
1980–94
Retired 1998
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Walter
Brown

Founder, Owner
1946–64
Retired 1964
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Red
Auerbach

H. Coach, Execut.
1950–2006
Retired 1985
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Dennis
Johnson

Guard
1983–90
Retired 1991
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Bill
Russell
1
Center
1956–69
Retired 1972
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Jo Jo
White

Point guard
1969–79
Retired 1982
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Bob
Cousy

Point guard
1950–1963
Retired 1963
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Tom
Heinsohn
2
Forward
1956–65
Retired 1966
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Satch
Sanders
3
Power forward
1960–73
Retired 1973
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John
Havlicek

Small forward
1962–78
Retired 1978
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Dave
Cowens
4
Center
1970–80
Retired 1981
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Jim
Loscutoff
5
Power forward
1955–64
Retired 1964
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Don
Nelson

Forward
1965–76
Retired 1978
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Bill
Sharman

Guard
1951–61
Retired 1966
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Ed
Macauley

Center
1950–56
Retired 1963
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Frank
Ramsey

Small forward
1954–64
Retired 1964
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Sam
Jones

Shooting guard
1957–69
Retired 1969
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K.C.
Jones
6
Point guard
1958–67
Retired 1967
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Cedric
Maxwell
7
Small forward
1977–85
Retired 2003
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Kevin
McHale

Power forward
1980–93
Retired 1994
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Larry
Bird

Forward
1979–92
Retired 1993
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Reggie
Lewis
8
Small forward
1987–93
Retired 1995
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Johnny
Most

Broadcaster
1953–90
Retired 1990
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Red Auerbach
Memorial

Worn by Celtics during
2006-07 season

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  • 1 Also served as head coach (1966-69).
  • 2 Also served as head coach (1969–78); as broadcaster (1966-1969, 1980–present).
  • 3 Also served as head coach (1978).
  • 4 Also served as head coach (1978–79).
  • 5 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 Garden, Loscutoff is represented by a square with the letters "LOSCY". #18 was later retired for Dave Cowens.
  • 6 Also served as head coach (1983–88).
  • 7 Also served as broadcaster (2001–present); briefly wore No. 30 in 1977–78.
  • 8 Died of a heart attack while still playing for the team; number retired posthumously.

Award winners

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NBA MVP

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

NBA All-Star Game head coaches

All-NBA First Team

All-NBA Second Team

All-NBA Third Team

NBA All-Rookie First Team

NBA All-Rookie Second Team

NBA All-Defensive First Team

NBA All-Defensive Second Team

See also

References

  1. ^ "Championship Wins". NBA.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "NBA Season Recaps". NBA.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Team Index". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Celtics Hall of Famers". NBA.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Boston Celtics Player Statistics: Bob Houbregs". celtic-nation.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Retired Numbers - Celtics". NBA.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Award Winners - Celtics". NBA.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 

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