The Boston Celtics are a team with an impressive championship lineage. With 17 championship rafters hanging in the TD Garden, the Celtics want to add to that collection every year. With an impressive draft and offseason, the Celtics are primed to make noise in the Eastern Conference this season. TicketNetwork.com can help you find seats for all Celtics games this season. Get Celtics tickets this season and watch the Boston Celtics compete for an NBA Championship!
The passion and excitement from those in the stands at TD Garden who have Boston Celtics tickets is unmatched anywhere in the NBA. The Boston Celtics are the most decorated franchise in basketball, with 17 banners hanging from the rafters and more Hall of Fame players than you can count.
The Boston Celtics were originally established in 1946 as part of the Basketball Association of America before joining the National Basketball Association officially in 1949. Only a year later, the C's hired Arnold "Red" Auerbach to be their head coach and right away he made big changes to a team that had struggled in years past. The first move was the acquisition of point guard Bob Cousy, who the Celtics initially did not want but upon being acquired became indispensable. The team followed that by drafting center Bill Russell and forward Tommy Heinsohn to the team's roster, creating a trio unlike any other. Their acquisitions paid immediate dividends when the Celtics won their first title in 1957. After losing in the NBA Finals in 1958, the Boston Celtics began a run unlike any other in professional sports. Boston won the next eight titles and would win 11 in 13 seasons, a record that is unlikely to ever be matched. If you buy Celtics basketball tickets this season, you will be reminded of those championships by the banners hanging down from the rafters of TD Garden.
After Bill Russell's retirement from the Boston Celtics in 1969, the team once again looked to rebuild their winning ways. It did not take long for them to regain their dominance, winning titles in 1974 and 1976 behind players like Dave Cowens and JoJo White. But it was the 1979-80 season that brought the Celtics back to the top of the NBA after drafting Larry Bird from French Lick, IN. Along with future Hall of Fame players Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, Bird helped lead the franchise to three championships, beating the Houston Rockets twice (1981, 1986) and the Los Angeles Lakers once (1984).
The latest Celtics championship came in 2008 with the new big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Behind their mantra of "Ubuntu," an African word meaning "Unity," the C's steamrolled their way through the season, winning 66 games before fighting their way to the NBA Finals and their 17th title.
After that successful title run, the Celtics let Ray Allen go, and traded away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. An end of an era brough a few years of disappointment. With the signings of Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, the Celtics have two All-Stars in their starting line up and will be a force to be reckoned during this upcoming season. Brad Stevens is one of the brightest young coaches in the NBA as well, so the Celtics are trending upwards in every category.
Now the team is looking for its 18th World Championship, so make sure you buy cheap Celtics tickets so you can help cheer them to victory!