Friday, April 20, 2012

1985-86 Boston Celtics

1985–86 Boston Celtics season
Sixteenth NBA Championship
Head coach K. C. Jones
Owner(s) Don Gaston, Alan Cohen, Paul Dupee
Arena Boston Garden
Hartford Civic Center
Results
Record 67–15 (.817)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions
Local media
Television SportsChannel New England, WLVI, WTXX
Radio WRKO, WTIC

In 1985-86 the Celtics fielded one of the best teams in NBA history. The 1986 Celtics won 67 games, going 40-1 at home (37-1 at the Boston Garden, 3-0 at the Hartford Civic Center). Bird won his third consecutive MVP award after having arguably his finest season, and Walton won the Sixth Man of the Year Award. They would win their 16th championship and last for 22 years, defeating the Houston Rockets in 6 games in the NBA Finals.

The 1985 NBA Draft took place on June 18, 1985. It was also the first NBA Draft of the "Lottery" era. The lottery was put into place so teams could not intentionally lose games to receive the number one pick.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 20 Sam Vincent Guard United States Michigan State
3 70 Andre Battle Guard United States Loyola (IL)
4 93 Cliff Webber Forward United States Liberty Baptist
5 116 Albert Butts Forward United States La Salle
6 139 Ralph Lewis Guard United States La Salle
7 162 Chris Remly United States Rutgers

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG
Larry Bird 82 805 557 166 51 2115 25.8
Kevin McHale 68 551 181 29 164 1448 21.3
Robert Parish 81 770 145 65 116 1305 16.1
Dennis Johnson 78 268 456 110 35 1213 15.6
Danny Ainge 80 235 405 94 7 855 10.7
Scott Wedman 79 192 82 38 22 634 8.0
Bill Walton 80 544 165 38 106 606 7.6
Jerry Sichting 82 104 188 50 0 537 6.5
David Thirdkill 49 70 15 11 3 163 3.3
Sam Vincent 57 48 69 17 4 184 3.2
Sly Williams 6 15 2 1 1 17 2.8
Rick Carlisle 77 77 104 19 4 199 2.6
Greg Kite 64 128 17 3 28 83 1.3

Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (Y–M–D) From
G/F 44 Ainge, Danny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Brigham Young
F 33 Bird, Larry (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Indiana State University
G 34 Carlisle, Rick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Virginia
G 3 Johnson, Dennis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Pepperdine
C 50 Kite, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1961–08–05 Brigham Young
F/C 32 McHale, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1957–12–19 Minnesota
C 00 Parish, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Centenary College of Louisiana
G 12 Sichting, Jerry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Purdue
F 45 Thirdkill, David 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Bradley
G 11 Vincent, Sam 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Michigan State
C 5 Walton, Bill 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) UCLA
G 8 Wedman, Scott 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Colorado
G/F 35 Williams, Sly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Rhode Island


Head coach

K.C. Jones (San Francisco)

Assistant coach(es)

Jimmy Rodgers (Ohio State)
Chris Ford (Villanova)

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Robert Parish Bill Walton Greg Kite
PF Kevin McHale
SF Larry Bird David Thirdkill
SG Danny Ainge Scott Wedman Rick Carlisle
PG Dennis Johnson Jerry Sichting Sam Vincent

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