| BOSTON CELTICS HISTORY|
Arena: Fleet Center
Origin: Boston Celtics(1946)
Birthdate: June 16, 1946
Colors: Green, Gold, and White
Eastern Division titles: 9(57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65)
Eastern Division Championships: 11(57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,68,69)
Atlantic Division titles: 22(72,73,74,75,76,80,81,82,84,85,86,87,88,91,92,05,08,09,10,11,12,17)
Eastern Conferance Championships: 9(74,76,81,84,85,86,87,08,10)
NBA Titles: 17 (57,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,68,69,74,76,81,84,86,08)
Best Season: 1972-73 (68-14)
Worst Season: 1997-97 (15-67)
Most Career Points - John Havlicek, 26,395
Most Career Rebounds - Bill Russell, 21,620
Most Career Assists - Bob Cousy, 6,945
Highest Single Season Points Per Game - Larry Bird, 29.93 (1987-88)
Highest Single Season Rebounds Per Game - Bill Russell, 24.7 (1963-64)
Highest Single Season Assists Per Game - Bob Cousy, 9.5 (1960-61)
Most Points in a Single Game - Larry Bird, 60 (1985)
Most Rebounds in a Single Game - Bill Russell, 51 (1960)
Most Assists in a Single Game - Bob Cousy, 28 (1959)
With the Providence Steamrollers struggling, owner Lou Pieri sought the advice of Red Auerbach, a upstart young coach of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks ; now the Atlanta Hawks. Auerbach told Pieri that his team needed talent; needed a new arena and a huge infusion of cash to become competitive. Armed with this information as well as his team's dwiddling attendance, Pieri folded the Steamrollers.
In 1950, he was approached by Celtics owner Walter Brown, who was desperately short of cash. Pieri offered a lifeline, an investment to become minority owner in the Boston franchise. However, his offer came with conditions — that Brown hire Auerbach as the Celtics' head coach and that the Celtics play some games in Providence. Brown agreed and Pieri held an interest in the Celtics until 1964
The deal ended up being a saving grace for the Celtics and for Auerbach, who guided Boston to 9 NBA titles and is considered one of the greatest coaches in NBA History.
News paper clipping about the Celtics playing the Chicago Atomics. The Atomics were in actuality the Chicago Stags. This newspaper clipping is about the first ever Boston Celtics game.
Celtics vs Falcons.
St Patrick's Day ad.
Bob Cousy goes for a layup vs Rochester.
Bill Russell Fouls Wilt Chamberlain.
Bill Russell shooting a free throw
Bill Russell blocks a shot
Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain
Larry Bird throwing one down
Larry Bird and Bill Russell
Boston Garden before being demolished
Larry Bird wearing #42 in 1991.