The Best NBA Draft Picks Ever

This cool graphic comes to us via Rukkus. Of the 8 Celtics featured (Sorry Michael Finley), 4 were drafted by Boston – Russ, Bird, Hondo and Truth. The greatest pick ever made was Larry Bird. Not only did Red Auerbach have the foresight to draft one of the greatest players in the history of the game, he had the balls to wait a year for Bird’s services. Sure, the Celtics were...
Via Red's Army
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

HBCU NBA Draft History: Part I

1950Earl Lloyd, West Virginia State 9th round, 100th pick by Washington Capitols This former CIAA star was the first black man to play in the NBA.1956Sam Jones, North Carolina College 7th round, 58th overall by Minneapolis LakersJones was drafted by the Lakers, but he returned to college to complete his degree after his military service, voiding the Lakers' pick and allowing....
Via HBCU Gameday
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles -- yes, Scott Skiles -- the hottest name in coaching searches

How slim are the pickings among NBA head coaching candidates? Apparently Scott Skiles is the second coming of Red Auerbach. Skiles, who has missed the playoffs more than made them in his 13-year career, whose career winning percentage is a tick over .500, who has taken a team past the first round of the playoffs all of two times, is now the hottest name on the NBA’s coaching hot...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Basketball: It Is What We Thought It Was

You know from reading the title of this piece that I’m about to talk about Eastern Conference basketball. Therefore, a few notes must be put forth at the outset: 1) This is not going to be a “rip the Atlanta Hawks” piece. 2) LeBron James making five straight NBA Finals — becoming the first player (alongside James Jones, factual nitpickers out there…) to do the deed since...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VOD: Truth vs Lebron in a duel for the ages

With today being Thursday, and the Celts & Cavs getting ready to do battle, I thought what a perfect occasion for a great throwback video. The year was 2008. The Boston Celtics were looking to cap a fantastic regular season with their first championship in over 20 years. The Cleveland Cavaliers on the other hand were looking for their second Finals appearance in as many years...
Via Red's Army
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer Named Coach of the Year

A photo posted by Atlanta Hawks (@atlhawks) on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:36am PDT After guiding the Atlanta Hawks to their best regular season in franchise history. Mike Budenholzer was named 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year and will receive the Red Auerbach Trophy. Golden State Warriors rookie coach Steve Kerr and Milwaukee Bucks first year coach Jason Kidd finished second and...
Via Hooped Up
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics great JoJo White elected to Hall of Fame

JoJo White, two-time NBA champ and one of the most clutch but underrated Celtics of all time, has earned his rightful place among basketball’s greatest players. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that JoJo will be one of 11 new members enshrined this coming September in Springfield, Mass. Celtics fans who are old enough to have watched JoJo on the parquet...
Via Red's Army
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Mistake-filled second half costs C’s in crucial game vs. Bucks

With seven games left and 6 teams fighting for 3 playoff spots, every win and loss is magnified. A loss like tonight’s is especially painful considering the Celtics came out hot, held a double-digit lead, and led at the half. But a disastrous start to the 3rd quarter, some generally sloppy play by the Celtics in the second half, and some shoddy officiating all led to the Celtics...
Via Red's Army
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A tale of two halves: Celtics fall 110-101 to the Bucks

The Celtics kicked off the night by honouring Avery Bradley with the 2015 Red Auerbach award for being the Celtics player or coach who best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Celtic through performance on the court and off. He responded by scoring the first nine points for the C's who, save for Bradley, struggled to hit their shots.The Celts made quick work of the Bucks...
Via Celtics Life
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

You will not believe this Celtics fan's stories. You just won't.

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Mike Dynon, 64 year old born and raised in Brooklyn (like Red Auerbach), now residing in North...
Via Celtics Life
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Nicholas O'Leary

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Nicholas O'Leary, 51 year old from England, UKI've been a Celtics fan for 30 years. I was employed...
Via Celtics Life
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Arnold Jacob ‘Red’ Auerbach Illustration

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. – Red Auerbach, Art by Min-suk Kim The post Arnold Jacob ‘Red’ Auerbach Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 10 NBA Draft Classes of All Time

Comparing NBA draft classes can sometimes be an exercise in frustration, due to different opinions and perspectives that clash along the way. There’s no one right answer here, but unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, only one of these drafts truly was groundbreaking for them. Here is one look at the top 10 draft classes in NBA history starting with number 10: 10. 1956 ...
Via Cavaliers Nation
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics unveil “Parquet Pride” uniforms

The Boston Celtics unveiled their “Parquet Pride” uniforms tonight at an event held at Boston’s Ritz Carlton. They are a grey, sleeved uni, with elements designed to reflect the famous parquet floor of TD Garden. From the team’s official press release: Boston – adidas and the Boston Celtics announced the unveiling of the “Parquet Pride” home alternate uniform and...
Via Red's Army
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins cornerbacks ready for size mismatch vs. Bears

As Red Auerbach once said, "You can't teach height." This could be a problem for Dolphins starting cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan in the matchups they'll encounter this Sunday in Miami's Week 7 road contest against the Bears. That's because they will both be giving five inches or more to Chicago's top two wide receivers, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Grimes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Scottie Pippen might be one of the best players of all-time

Outside of Red Auerbach, there might not be a better head coach than Phil Jackson and during time in the league, Phil coached some legendary players. Jackson (who is currently the Knicks president) is best known for time spent with the Chicago Bulls where he coached the legendary duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. While some might debate the legendary status of Scottie Pippen...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy birthday to Celtics legend Red Auerbach

Happy Birthday to the late Red Auerbach who as a coach won 9 titles in 10 years then won 7 more as GM of the #Celtics— BostonCelticsForever (@BostonCelts4eva) September 20, 2014 Today marks what would have been the 97th birthday of legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach, who passed away in 2006. Though he is gone, his memory and legacy live on in...
Via Celtics Life
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics No. 2 in Grantland's "Court Design Power Rankings"

Yesterday we discussed Boston's disappointing No. 24 spot in ESPN's "Future Power Rankings."Today we're proud to bring you much happier news on the rankings front from the ESPN family--Grantland's Zack Lowe has published The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings, and the Celtics' TD Garden parquet floor lands at No. 2 overall.  Here's some of what Lowe had to say:It really...
Via Celtics Life
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: David Wesley talks Celtics tradition, Red Auerbach, playing at the old Boston Garden, and more

Former Boston Celtics guard David Wesley recently visited the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, and reflected upon his 3 years playing for Boston in the above video from the official Boston Celtics YouTube page.He recollected stories about Red Auerbach, playing at the old Boston Garden before it was torn down, running plays at practice with Larry Bird, and then gave his insight...
Via Celtics Life
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs Thru the Years: The How’s and Why’s

Guest Post by Abacus Reveals Throughout the entire history of the NBA Playoffs, there has been exactly one constant to the format. Since the inaugural 1946-47 season, when a group of arena operators got together to establish the Basketball Association of America, the championship-determining playoff system has been routinely expanded and otherwise fine-tuned, most recently just this...
Via Celtics Life
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Rebranding Concept

Originally created in the 1950′s by Zang Auerbach, the brother of Celtics head coach Red Auerbach. Artist Rudolf Vychovaly from Trenčín, Slovakia put his own personal spin on the famous leprechaun logo to modernized Boston’s most winning sports franchise. The post Boston Celtics Rebranding Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Auerbach, daughter of Red Auerbach, doesn't seem to like the new secondary logo

On Celtics new secondary logo when visiting team offices in Boston last week, Randy Auerbach told the Cs: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 5, 2014 With all due respect to Randy Auerbach, I think there are bigger fish to fry than the logo. Many things that are both broke and unbroken that need to be fixed and non-fixed before we get down...
Via Celtics Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Unveil New Alternate Logo

Brace yourself traditionalist. Today the Boston Celtics unveiled a new alternate logo and it looks pretty cool. “The new mark was inspired by the team’s history and pays homage to the Leprechaun logo from the 1960’s illustrated by Celtics’ Legacy Red Auerbach’s brother Zang. The new “Lucky Alternate” is a combination of classic visuals that have been updated with a...
Via Hooped Up
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Boston Celtics Alternate “Lucky Leprechaun” logo

(Instagram) Today the Boston Celtics have announced the addition of a new alternate logo, extending the team’s family of emblems and further expanding one of the world’s most recognized brands. The new mark was inspired by the team’s history and pays homage to the Leprechaun logo from the 1960’s illustrated by Celtics’ Legacy Red Auerbach’s brother Zang. The new ...
Via The Awesome Boston
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Update: New Secondary Logo For Celtics In 2014-15

The Celtics new secondary logo, known as "The Lucky Alternate" is a similar logo to the one that Red Auerbach's brother, Zang, created back in the early 1960s, according to Baxter Holmes
Via CLNS Radio
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker