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Tom Heinsohn


Tom Heinsohn

Tom Heinsohn

Date of Birth:26 August 1934
Born At:Jersey City, NJ USA
Height: 6’7"
NBA Experience : 9 seasons

Career accomplishments

  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1957)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1961-64)
  • Six-time NBA All Star (1957, 1961-65)
  • Eight NBA championships with Boston Celtics (1957, 1959-65)
  • Scored 37 points in the seventh game of the 1957 NBA championships against St. Louis to help lead Boston to its first NBA title
  • Scored 43 points against Los Angeles and New York
  • Scored his 10,000th NBA point on the same day Bob Cousy retired
  • Averaged 18.6 ppg in 654 regular season games and 19.8 in 104 playoff games
  • Tom Heinsohn biography

    Tom Heinsohn’s championship winning percentage is nearly flawless. In nine seasons as a starting forward with the Boston Celtics, Heinsohn won eight NBA titles. The architect of an unorthodox but deadly hook shot scored 1,789 (22.1 ppg) points as a consensus All-America at Holy Cross and 12,194 points (18.6 ppg) with the Celtics. As both a player, and later a coach, Tommy Heinsohn did whatever it took to win. While at Holy Cross, Heinsohn was a three-time All-New England selection and an All-America in 1955 and 1956. He led the Crusaders to the 1954 NIT championship, and a 67-13 record. Drafted in the first round as a territorial pick by the Boston Celtics in 1957, Heinsohn captured Rookie of the Year honors. Despite playing among a veritable “who’s who of basketball” in Boston, Heinsohn led the Celtics in scoring from 1960 to 1962, and appeared in six NBA All-Star Games. At 6-foot-7, he grabbed 5,749 rebounds. His competitive zeal was strong in the post-season, as he averaged 19.8 points in 104 playoff games. After his playing career ended, Heinsohn became a successful head coach in Boston for nine seasons (19691978), compiling a 427-263 coaching record (.619 winning percentage). In 1973, Heinsohn guided the Celtics to a 68-14 record, the most single-season victories in Boston’s famed history, and was named NBA Coach of the Year. Heinsohn added to his eight NBA titles as a player by leading Boston to the 1974 and 1976 titles as a coach.