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Barrett, Twice a Celtics Player
Ernie Barrett played two separate one-year contracts with the Celtics. Interested in ending his playing career in order to coach, only Red Auerbach convinced Barrett to return for the 1955-56 season. The introduction of the 24-second shot clock sped up the game, which Auerbach thought may suit Barrett’s style of play. While Barrett is shown […]
Heads Above the Rest
Instead of a team photo, the Celtics opted for floating heads on the team’s 1957-58 yearbook cover. Inside, the yearbook was becoming less a media guide and more a fan publication with fun facts and sketches of the Celtics players and front office. The publication featured a minute-by-minute breakdown of the thrilling double-overtime win over […]
The One that Started It All
Members of the 1956-57 NBA World Championship team, the first in Celtics history, put their signature on this basketball. Led by Head Coach Red Auerbach, the Celtics prevailed in the series’ remarkable double-overtime Game 7 against the St. Louis Hawks. Bill Russell tied the game at the end of regulation, then blocked a Hawks shot […]