Friday, June 2 2023

On this day in Boston Celtics history, renowned Celtics point guard Bob Cousy was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1971 along with longtime rival Bob Pettit of the then-St- Louis Hawks.

Initially drafted out of Holy Cross by the Tri-City Blackhawks in 1950, Cousy refused to play for the team and ended up being picked up by the Celtics instead. The New Yorker played 13 seasons, nearly his entire career, for Boston. Cousy played seven games for the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-70 season during a brief comeback bid. During his Celtics tenure, he won eight titles and was elected to 13 NBA All-Star games.

Among many, many other honors.

Notre Dame’s Tracy Jackson, left, and BYU’s Steve Trumbo move towards a loose ball in first half action Thursday, March 19, 1981 in NCAA East Regional semi-final action in Atlanta. (AP Photo)

It is the birthday of former Boston shooting guard Tracy Jackson, who was born this day in 1959 in Rockville, Maryland. He was picked out of Notre Dame by the Celtics with the 25th selection in the 1981 NBA draft.

Despite being taken ahead of current Boston head honcho Danny Ainge (No. 31 overall), Jackson’s Celtics tenure was short. His contract was sold to the Chicago Bulls for cash considerations.

Jackson averaged 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in his time with Boston.

Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports


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