Best Players: Jo Jo White, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Sam Jones, Dave Cowens, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Bill Russell
Rivals: Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls
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The Boston Celtics was founded in 1946 by Walter Brown as part of the Basketball Association of America (before the NBA). The Celtics originally played its home games at the Boston Garden until the team moved its games to the TD Garden in 1995. Coach Red Auerbach, hired in 1950, is credited for bringing the Celtics to a new level. The team won its first title in 1956-1957. Hall of Fame players such as Frank Ramsey, Ed Macauley, Bill Sharman, Bill Russell, Sam Jones, KC Jones, and John Havlicek all contributed to the NBA titles that the Celtics won throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The Celtics also won titles in the 1970s thanks to Dave Cowens, Paul Silas and Jo Jo White. After the Celtics signed Larry Bird, the team experienced an enormous increase in fandom. The team also gained popularity after signing Magic Johnson, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale and Dennis Johnson, bringing the team five titles in the 1980s. The Celtics made record improvement in 2007-2008 after signing Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. You can find tickets to amazing live games with the Boston Celtics at StubHub.
What was the Boston Celtics’ record last season?
The Boston Celtics’ record in 2018-2019 was 49-33, and the team finished fourth in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Who are the career leaders of the Boston Celtics?
Bill Russell won 11 NBA titles during his career, along with five MVPs and named NBA All-Star 12 times. Russell’s contribution to the Celtics is considered invaluable as he was the team’s best rebounder, shot blocker and passer. Larry Bird achieved three NBA titles for the Celtics and earned three MVPs and the NBA All-Star title 12 times. Bird entered the Celtics when the team needed a boost in the 1970s. John Havlicek achieved eight NBA titles for the Celtics. He was named an NBA All-Star 13 times. Havlicek was with the NBA for 16 seasons.
Who is the head coach for the Boston Celtics?
Brad Stevens is the Boston Celtics’ head coach. Coach Stevens joined the team as the 17th coach for the Celtics in 2013. Coach Stevens brought the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers after bringing the team to a record of 53-29. Coach Stevens was credited for bringing the team Eastern Conference All-Star recognition. Coach Stevens has experience with college basketball at Butler University where he led an impressive career.
Where do the Boston Celtics play its home games?
The Boston Celtics play its home games at TD Garden—the largest sports and entertainment arena in New England. TD Garden not only hosts the Celtics’ home games but also the Boston Bruins’ NHL home games. TD Garden opened in 1995 with an additional $70 million investment in its upgrade and renovation in 2014. TD Garden hosts not only sports events such as basketball, football, wrestling, hockey, figure skating and Olympic Gymnastic trials, but also live concerts. The arena can seat a capacity of 19,580.
Who are the rivals to the Boston Celtics?
The Los Angeles Lakers team is the Boston Celtics’ biggest rival, if not the greatest rival in NBA history. The rivalry dates to the 1960s when both teams emerged as the best of the NBA. In the 1980s, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had a personal rivalry between each other that fueled both players. Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are also seen as rival teams to the Celtics but neither teams can really top the rivalry the Celtics have with the Lakers.
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