John Havlicek and His Boston Celtics Teammates
The Boston Celtics is one of the most the most successful franchises in the NBA today. With legendary players like John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, Don Nelson, Bill Russell and Sam Jones, the team dominated the league from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Under Coach Red Auerbach’s fierce coaching, the team had the longest winning streak of any pro American sports team. After Auerbach’s retirement, the team lost its dominance, but returned to prominence once again with players like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, and they continue to be a force in the NBA today.
John Havlicek played for the Celtics his entire career, totaling 16 seasons. In that time, he and his team won eight NBA Championships. Havlicek was well-liked by his teammates and was often described as humble and kind.
The Boston Celtics have produced several Hall of Famers, including John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Larry Bird, Robert Arish, Kevin McHale and Coach Red Auerbach. The team has also won 17 championships, which is more than any other franchise.