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1976 NBA Title Banner
The banner honoring the 1976 NBA World Championship title-winning Celtics hung proudly in Boston Garden. Boston won the series over the Phoenix Suns behind the effort of NBA Finals MVP Jo Jo White, who averaged 21.7 points and 5.8 assists per game. Celtics fans had to stay patient until 1981 to hang another banner in […]
A Haul of Hall-of-Famers
Talk about a Hall-of-Fame hat! More than a dozen Celtics legends, including Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell and Red Auerbach, put their signatures on a classic Celtics cap. With so many Hall-of-Famers, All-Stars and basketball icons in franchise history, we’re surprised it had enough room for all that star power.
A Real Hall-of-Fame Jacket
When Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Famers are inducted at Springfield, they receive an orange jacket to symbolize their achievement. For Celtics fans, this off-the-rack jacket with its original tags might be more valuable. Ten members of the Hall of Fame signed the jacket along with seven more Celtics favorites from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
A Step Forward in 1970
Young stars began to show up big for the “new” Boston Celtics as the team posted a winning record in 1970-71, though Boston finished just out of the playoffs. Led by rookie Dave Cowens and second-year man Jo Jo White, the Celtics increased their win total from the previous season by 10 games. “The Green […]
Back to the Mountain Top in 1974
NBA All-Stars John Havlicek, Dave Cowens and Jo Jo White led the Celtics to their 12th NBA World Championship title in 1974 with a fascinating seven-game series win over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics found a new way to make history by becoming the first team to win three road […]
Boston Bounces Back
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks added a chapter to their inter-city rivalry in the early 1970s. The 1973 Eastern Conference Finals went all the way to Game 7, where Boston lost to New York at home, 94-78, and the Knicks went on to win the NBA World Championship title. The Celtics got revenge […]
Boston’s Team of the Century
No NBA team has quite the storied history as the Celtics, as the signatures by these basketball legends attest. The 17-time NBA World Champions boast dozens of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Famers, many of whom signed this ball, including Larry Bird, Bob Cousy and John Havlicek.
Celtics Hall-of-Famers on a Basketball
Some of the greatest names in Celtics history signed this basketball, including Hall-of-Famers Larry Bird, Frank Ramsey, Jo Jo White and Sam Jones. Dozens of Celtics players, coaches and executives have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Celtics of the Seventies
The Celtics faced a transitional period during the 1970s, but they didn’t suffer from lack of success. As Boston’s first dynasty came to an end with Bill Russell’s retirement in 1969, newcomers Dave Cowens and Jo Jo White along with veteran leaders like John Havlicek, Don Nelson and Head Coach Tommy Heinsohn worked to get […]
Cowens Stands Alone
The Celtics and Dave Cowens hoped to return to championship form during the 1977-78 season, but injuries took their toll as Jo Jo White and Charlie Scott missed significant time. The C’s ended up winning just 32 games. But there were upsides in that campaign: former Celtics star and Washington Bullets Head Coach K.C. Jones […]