Tuesday, October 26 2021

The Boston Celtics have plenty of former players in Springfield, Massachusetts Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and plenty more who may yet one day help people its ranks. But the storied franchise has had plenty of stellar leadership on the other side of the clipboard as well, with six former coaches having earned immortalization in basketball’s Mount Olympus.

Celtics fans may not be very crazy about at least one of the five among the franchise’s least popular alumni, but he still counts, and puts Boston among the league’s most decorated teams when it comes to historically recognized coaches on its payroll.

Let’s take a look at those Hall of Fame Celtics coaches, from the evil emperor himself to the greatest head coach in the history of the NBA.

Rick Pitino (1997 – 2001)

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Bill Fitch (1979-83)

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Tommy Heinsohn (1969-78)

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Bill Russell (1966-69)

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Red Auerbach (1950-66)

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Alvin Julian (1948-50)

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