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Friday, May 13, 2011

Did you know that in 1950, the Boston Celtics drafted an signed the first African American player,Chuck Cooper to play in the NBA?

Did you know that the Boston Celtics were founded in 1946?

Did you know that the team is currently owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC?

Did you know that the Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden?

Did you know that the Boston Celtics share the TD Garden with the Boston Blazers (NLL), and the Boston Bruins of the NHL?

Did you know that the Celtics' have won 17 NBA Championships and have the most for any NBA franchise?

Did you know that the Los Angeles Lakers, their Western Conference rival, has won 16 NBA Titles?

Did you know that the Celtics dominated the league from 1957 to 1969,  winning 11 championships in 13 years, and eight in a row (1959–1966)?

Did you know that the Celtics has the longest consecutive championship streak of any North American pro sports team?

Did you know that legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach, combined for a 795–397 record that helped the Celtics win 16 Championships?

Did you know that the Celtics met the Lakers 12 times in the Finals during the mid 1950s and 80s with the Celtics winning nine and Lakers winning three?

Did you know that the Celtics had tragedy strike when the drafted Len Bias second overall pick and the star died two days after he was drafted?

Did you know that the Celtics suffered another tragedy when their star player Reggie Lewis died of a heart attack in his prime?[2]

 Did you know that four Celtics (Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Dave Cowens and Larry Bird) have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for an NBA record total of 10 MVP awards?[3]



Did you know that in 1950, the Boston Celtics drafted an signed the first African American player,Chuck Cooper to play in the NBA?

Did you know that Bill Russell took over as player-coach, which was Auerbach's ploy to keep Russell interested?

Did you know that Bill Russell also became the first Black coach in the NBA?[18]

Did you know that Bill Russell was also the General Manager of the Celtics?


Did you know that Tom Heinsohn coached the Boston Celtics to the 1974 and 1976 NBA Championship?
Portrait photograph of white man wearing white and green topDid you know that Dave Cowens had helped the Celtics win 2 titles during the mid 1970s?


Did you know that John Havlicek was the Celtics' all-time leading scorer, and he retired after 16 seasons?[27]

Did you know that in 1985, the Lakers defeated the Celtics for the  first time the Lakers and the only time that the Celtics lost a championship at Boston Garden?


Did you know that in 1986 Larry Bird won his third consecutive MVP award and Bill Walton won the Sixth Man of the Year Awar?


Did you know after thirteen seasons with the Celetics and winning a gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics with the Dream Team, Bird retired in 1992 primarily due to his back injuries?

Did you know that the Celtics drafted Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer?

Did you know that David Wesley, Dino Radja and Rick Fox were let cut?

Did you know that the Celtics drafted Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA Draft,[61] with the 10th overall pick?

Did you know that Rick Pitino acquired veteran Kenny Anderson, for future Finals MVP Billups and Dee Brown?

Did you know that Rick Pitino failed to achieve meaningful success and resigned in 2001?

Did you know that in 2003, the Celtics were sold by owner Paul Gaston to Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C.,[65] led by H. Irving Grousbeck, Wycliffe Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca?

Did you know that in the summer of 2007, GM Danny Ainge made a series of moves that returned the Celtics to prominence?

Did you know that Boston had their big three first?




Did you know that the Pistons-Celtics rivalry had these teams met in the NBA Playoffs five times in seven seasons from 1985–1991, with the Celtics winning in 1985 and 1987, and the Pistons coming out on top en route to back-to-back Finals appearances in 1988 and their championship season of 1989 and 1991?

Did you know that the Celtics–Pistons rivalry had these superstars that played such as Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Isiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman and Joe Dumars?


Did you know that Celtics 17, the Lakers 16; together, the two teams' have accounted for  33 championships for more than half of the 64 championships in NBA history?

Did you know that Rick Pitino was team president of the Celetics from (1997- 2001)

Did you know that Danny Ainge is the General Manager of the Celetics (2007–present)?

Did you know that Danny Ainge is also (President of Basketball Operations from (2003–present) ?





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