Boston Celtics – Honored and Retired Numbers

Retired Numbers #6 Bill Russell (1956 – 1969) 11x Finals winner; Finalist; Conference Finalist 5x MVP, 2x MVP Runner-Up 3x All-NBA 1st Team, 8x All-NBA 2nd Team 12x All-Star, ASG MVP 15.1 PPG, 22.5 RPG, 4.3 APG 43.6% FG, 76.1% FT, 18.9 PER, 163.5 Win Shares Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame #10 Jo Jo…

Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1996-97 through 2005-06

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 348-440 Regular Season Win Percentage: 44.1% Playoff Appearances: 4 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 16-21 For the first time in generations, the Celtics were veering into rudderless territory. The untimely deaths of Len Bias and Reggie Lewis derailed any smooth succession plan from…

Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 1 Division Titles: 4 Regular Season Record: 465-355 Regular Season Win Percentage: 56.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 7 Playoff Record: 37-40 Fresh off three titles in six seasons, the Boston Celtics looked to further cement their hold as the best franchise in the history of the NBA heading into…

Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 3 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 6 Regular Season Record: 539-281 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 18 Playoff Record: 74-42 Capturing two titles in the previous three seasons, while also making every Conference Finals since 1972, the Boston Celtics entered the 1976-77 season on an incredibly high note.…

Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1966-67 through 1975-76

Championships: 4 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 5 Regular Season Record: 534-285 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.2% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 16 Playoff Record: 70-47 Entering the 1966-67 season, the Boston Celtics had appeared in 10 straight NBA Finals winning all but one of them. However, the 1966 Finals against the Los Angeles…

Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1956-57 through 1965-66

Championships: 9 Conference Titles: 10 Division Titles: 9 Regular Season Record: 554-216 Regular Season Win Percentage: 71.9% Playoff Appearances: 10 Playoff Series Wins: 20 Playoff Record: 81-41 After four years of abject mediocrity in the 1940s, the Celtics stumbled upon the Big 3 of Bob Cousy, Ed Macauley, and Bill Sharman. Their combined offensive genius…

Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1946-47 through 1955-56

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 0 Regular Season Record: 330-328 Regular Season Win Percentage: 50.2% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 9-16 Later synonymous with championship success, the early years of the Boston Celtics were abysmal. During their first four seasons (3 in the BAA, 1 in the NBA) the…