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|Colours:||Green, white & black|
|Hall of Famers:||Ed Macauley, John “Honey” Russell, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman, Frank Ramsey, John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Houbregs, Pete Maravich, Clyde Lovellette, K.C. Jones, Dave Bing, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Dave Cowens, Bill Walton, Bailey Howell, Larry Bird, Arnie Risen, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dominique Wilkins, Dennis Johnson & JoJo White|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Red Auerbach, Alvin “Doggie” Julian & John Thompson|
|Rivals:||Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers & Washington Wizards|
|Legends:||Larry Bird, Red Auerbach, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Rudolph “Spider” Edwards, John Havlicek, Tom Heinsohn, Dennis Johnson, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, Reggie Lewis, Jim “Loscy” Loscutoff, Cedric Maxwell, Kevin McHale, Don Nelson, Robert Parish, Frank Ramsey, Bill Russell, Tom “Satch” Sanders, Antoine Walker & JoJo White|
|Retired Numbers:||00, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34 & 35|
|NBA Championships:||17: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 & 2008|
The Boston Celtics were established in 1946 and are one of the original eight teams to play in the National Basketball Association after the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged to create the NBA. The Celtics are the most successful NBA franchise since the league began in 1949, as they have won a whopping 17 titles throughout their 74-year history.
The name Celtics came after founder and owner Walter Brown wanted to pay tribute to the Irishmen in Boston and because the ‘Celtics’ also had a good basketball history specifically in New York from 1914-39. The other names being thrown into the mix were Unicorns, Olympians and Whirlwinds.
The first four years of the Celtics could be one to forget as they had a losing record in the first four NBA seasons. This meant things had to change quickly and the Celtics hired Red Auerbach in 1950, and it turned out to be a masterstroke, where he won nine NBA titles during his tenure.
The 50s and 60s were a golden period for the Celtics which saw them claim 11 NBA titles throughout the decade, with their first coming in the 1956-57 season where they defeated St Louis Hawks in seven games.
The Celtics then won their second NBA title a season later in 1958-59, this time overcoming Minneapolis Lakers in four games, which sparked the Celtics to go and claim eight back-to-back titles, from 1958-1966.
The Celtics ended the 60s with another two NBA championships this time coming in 1967-68 and 1968-69 seasons. The 70s saw the Celtics extend their trophy cabinet as they claimed yet another two NBA titles but it was the pick up of Larry Bird in the 1978 NBA draft which sparked a revival for the Celtics.
After spending 1978 in the NCAA with Indiana State, Bird made his debut for the Celtics in 1979 where he had an immediate impact and changed the dynamics of the team as they won an extra 32 games than the previous year.
A year later the NBA started to notice his talent and was crowned NBA Rookie of the year as well as being selected to play in the All Star match. Throughout his time at the Celtics, Bird was seen as an integral part of the team as the Celtics claimed three NBA titles in the 80s (1980-81, 1983-84, 1985-86).
On a personal level he collected two NBA finals MVP awards in 1984 and 1986, three NBA Most Valuable Player awards from 1984-86, 12 NBA All Star games, nine NBA First Team selections between 1980-88 and the 1980 NBA Rookie of the year, as well as many other individual awards.
Bird bid farewell to the Celtics in the 1992 season after missing a chunk of games due to injury in 1990-91, and 1991-92 seasons which lead to him calling time on his illustrious Celtics career. As a symbol of respect the Celtics retired the number 33 jersey in which he wore.
The 90s era for the Celtics could also be one to forget as they had a drought of missing the playoffs for six straight seasons, and even when they did make it to the playoffs they fell at the first hurdle.
The mid 2000s specifically the 2007-08 season sparked some much needed joy and bucked the trend as they claimed their first NBA title since the 1985-86 season when they defeated Los Angeles Lakers to claim their 17th championship.
The early 2010s saw the team come up against LeBron James led teams on multiple occasions, whether it be the Cavaliers or the Heat. A fierce rivalry brewed, but with the James-led teams continually getting the upper hand, Danny Ainge blew up the team, sending Pierce and Garnett to Brooklyn for a then-record number of picks.
These picks allowed Boston to draft Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, currently the team’s top two players and leaders for the future.
Boston made the Eastern Conference Finals three times across four seasons, 2016/17 to 2019/20, but has been unable to make the NBA Finals since 2010.
The 2020/21 season saw another let down with the team struggling with COVID-19 and injuries. After being eliminated by the Nets in the opening round of the playoffs, moves had to be made, including Danny Ainge stepping down as President of Basketball Operations, being replaced by Brad Stevens, who will no longer be head coach.
The 2021-22 season was a great one for the Boston Celtics as they made it to the playoffs and played in the NBA Finals. They finished the regular season with a record of 51-31 and were knocked out of the NBA Finals in six games by the Golden State Warriors.
If you are a fan of the Boston Celtics, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Boston Celtics have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win The Finals in 2023?
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Ike Udoka is the head coach of the Boston Celtics, and this upcoming 2022-23 National Basketball Association season will be his second season in charge of the franchise. However, he will be suspended for the entirety of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season due to a violation of team conduct policy.
Brad Stevens is the general manager of the Boston Celtics, a role he has held since the 2021-22 National Basketball Association season. He is the former head coach of the team but he stepped down to move into the front office at the end of the 2021 season. During his time as the general manager, the team has made it to the playoffs one time and have yet to bring home an NBA Championship. Overall this head coach and general manager pairing has spent one year together with the franchise.
Jayson Tatum is the best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. He is a former third overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association Draft. This upcoming season will be his sixth season in the National Basketball Association. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he averaged around 27 points per game.
He set up his teammates as well, as he also averaged around four and a half assists per game. He also managed to do some work on the boards, as he averaged around eight rebounds per game. He put in some work on the defensive end of the court, averaging around one steal per game and one block per game. His list of accolades is impressive as he is a former three time all-star, and a former Eastern Conference Finals MVP.
Sam Hauser will be the breakout player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. He is a former star in college but went undrafted in the 2021 National Basketball Association Draft. This upcoming season will be his second season in the National Basketball Association after attending Marquette and Virginia in college. Last season he put up some decent numbers as he averaged around two and a half points per game in limited action.
He set up his teammates as well, as he also averaged around one assist per game. He also managed to do some work on the boards as he averaged around one rebounds per game. He put in some work on the defensive end of the court, averaging around zero steals per game and one block per game. Despite seeing limited action last season in the NBA, we look for him to improve and make the jump heading into this season.
The Boston Celtics campaign during the 2021-22 National Basketball Association season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 51-31 and in first place of the Atlantic Division. Now the Boston Celtics will be looking to repeat as division champions this season.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Basketball Association, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the basketball court over the course of the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Atlantic Division championship this season currently sit at +125 heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season, which puts them first in the Atlantic Division out of five teams.
While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +260 heading into the 2022-23 National Basketball Association season, which puts them first in the Eastern Conference out of fifteen teams. Their overall odds to bring home the championship are currently sitting at +500 heading into the 2022-23 season, as they rank first out of all 30 teams in the National Basketball Association.
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Where do the Boston Celtics play?
The Boston Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden.
Who owns the Boston Celtics?
Basketball Basketball Partners purchased the Boston Celtics in 2002.
Has the Boston Celtics won an NBA Championship?
The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA championships, which is the most in NBA history. They won their first in 1957, with their most recent being in 2008.
Who is the Boston Celtics coach?
The Boston Celtics head coach is Ime Udoka, who will be going into his second season.
Do the Boston Celtics play tonight?
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What is the Boston Celtics record?
The Boston Celtics had a 51-31 win-loss record for the 2021-22 NBA season.
Did the Boston Celtics win last night?
Fans of the Boston Celtics are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Boston Celtics worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Celtics are worth $3.55 billion.
Who do the Boston Celtics play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NBA, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Boston Celtics play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Boston Celtics?
You can catch the Boston Celtics in action through NBA TV, NBA League Pass, or on TV such as ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBC Sports Boston.
Will the Boston Celtics make the playoffs this year?
The Boston Celtics made the playoffs last season. After finishing second in the East, They beat the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat, before losing the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.
When do the Boston Celtics play?
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Where did the Boston Celtics finish the season?
The Boston Celtics finished the 2021-22 NBA season in second place in the Eastern Conference.
How many games did the Boston Celtics win?
The Boston Celtics won 51 games during the 2021-22 NBA season.
What are the Boston Celtics odds?
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What are the NBA expert picks for the Boston Celtics?
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