Original Celtics Owners, Walter Brown, Respected by John Havlicek

By | June 11, 2014

Original Boston Celtics owner, Walter Brown, was well respected by fans and players alike. “Brown impressed me immediately as a down-to-earth guy,” wrote John Havlicek in his autobiography. Under Brown’s leadership, the Celtics were the first NBA team to draft an African-American, Chuck Cooper. Brown is remembered fondly, especially in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal.