Boston Celtics 1985–86 NBA Champions

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  1. Larry Bird

    Larry Bird


    Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since retiring as a player, he has been a mainstay in the Indiana Pacers organization, currently serving as team president. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons, spearheading one of the NBA's most formidable frontcourts that included center Robert Parish and forward Kevin McHale. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) three consecutive times (19841986). He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

  2. Kevin McHale

    Kevin McHale


    Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Boston Celtics. He is also a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and since May 2011 the head coach of the Houston Rockets. McHale began working for the Minnesota Timberwolves immediately following his retirement in 1993 (until 2009), at different times, as a TV analyst, general manager, and finally head coach. McHale then worked as an on-air analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports's popular NBA on TNT studio show. McHale is of Irish and Croat origin.

  3. Bill Walton

    Bill Walton


    William Theodore "Bill" Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two Division I national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he was a league Most Valuable Player (MVP) and won two NBA championships. His professional career was significantly hampered by multiple foot injuries. Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10, 1993 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame that same year. He is the father of former professional basketball player Luke Walton.

  4. Danny Ainge

    Danny Ainge


    Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge (born March 17, 1959) is an American basketball executive and retired professional basketball and baseball player. Ainge is currently President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

  5. Dennis Johnson

    Dennis Johnson


    Dennis Wayne Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed "DJ", was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics and coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. He was an alumnus of Dominguez High School, Los Angeles Harbor College and Pepperdine University.

  6. Robert Parish

    Robert Parish


    Robert Lee Parish (born August 30, 1953) is a retired American basketball center. He was known for his strong defense and jump shooting, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. His nickname was The Chief, after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American character in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. According to Parish, former Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell gave him this nickname because of his stoic nature. He played an NBA-record 1,611 regular season games in his career.

  7. K.C. Jones

    K.C. Jones


    K. C. Jones (born May 25, 1932) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach (K. C. Jones is his full name). He is best known for his association with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA), with which he won 11 NBA Championships (eight as a player, one as an assistant coach, and two as a head coach).

  8. Jimmy Rodgers (basketball)

    Jimmy Rodgers (basketball)


    James Donald "Jimmy" Rodgers (born March 12, 1943) is an American former basketball coach and team executive.

  9. Chris Ford

    Chris Ford


    Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player and head coach. He is known for making the first-counted three-point shot on October 1979. A 6-foot-5 (1.96 m) guard, he played high school basketball at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey, before continuing on to Villanova University.

  10. Scott Wedman

    Scott Wedman


    Scott Dean Wedman (born July 29, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player who played several seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by Kansas City-Omaha Kings in the first round in the 1974 NBA draft.

  11. David Thirdkill

    David Thirdkill


    David Thirdkill (born April 12, 1960) is a retired American basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft. A 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) small forward from the College of Southern Idaho and Bradley University, Thirdkill played in five NBA seasons from 1982 to 1987. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and nicknamed "The Sheriff", he played for the Suns, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. He earned a championship ring with the 1985-86 Celtics.

  12. Sam Vincent (basketball)

    Sam Vincent (basketball)


    James Samuel "Sam" Vincent (born May 18, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player and former coach

  13. Boston Celtics

    Boston Celtics


    The Boston Celtics /ˈsɛltɪks/ are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Founded in 1946 and one of eight NBA teams (out of 23 total teams) to survive the league's first decade, the team is currently owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC. The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins. The franchise's seventeen championships are the most for any NBA franchise, and account for 25.4% of all NBA championships since the league's founding in 1946. This makes the Boston Celtics the most successful franchise to date in the major four traditional North American professional sports.

  14. Ed Badger

    Ed Badger


    Ed Badger (born November 5, 1932) is a former college and professional basketball coach.

  15. Greg Kite

    Greg Kite


    Gregory Fuller "Greg" Kite (born August 5, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player.

  16. Jerry Sichting

    Jerry Sichting


    Jerry Lee Sichting (born November 29, 1956) is an American basketball coach and retired player who is currently an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  17. Rick Carlisle

    Rick Carlisle


    Richard Preston "Rick" Carlisle (/ˈkɑrll/ KAR-lyl; born October 27, 1959) is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons and was previously a player in the NBA. He is also one of only 11 people to win an NBA championship both as a player and as a coach.

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