Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1956-1957 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 6 Holy Cross 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Tommy Heinsohn PF 6-7 218 0 Holy Cross 1956 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dick Hemric F 6-6 220 1 Wake Forest 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Jim Loscutoff F 6-5 200 1 Oregon 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jack Nichols F 6-7 222 7 Washington 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Togo Palazzi F 6-4 205 2 Holy Cross 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Andy Phillip GF 6-2 195 9 Illinois 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Frank Ramsey F 6-3 190 1 Kentucky 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Arnie Risen C 6-9 200 8 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Russell C 6-10 215 0 San Francisco 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 6 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Lou Tsioropoulos SF 6-5 190 0 Kentucky 1953 Rnd 7 Pick 6 United States

1956-1957 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Cousy B. Sharman J. Loscutoff T. Heinsohn B. Russell
Rotation     F. Ramsey   A. Risen
Rotation     A. Phillip    
Rotation     J. Nichols    
Rotation     D. Hemric    
Lim PT     L. Tsioropoulos    

1956-1957 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics44-28-
2Syracuse Nationals38-346
3San Francisco Warriors37-357
4New York Knicks36-368

1956-1957 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Cousy Most Valuable Player (1957)
Bill Sharman All-NBA First Team (1957)
Bob Cousy All-NBA First Team (1957)
Tommy Heinsohn Rookie Of The Year (1957)
Bob Cousy Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1957)
Bill Sharman Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1957)
Tommy Heinsohn Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1957)
Bob Cousy All-Star MVP (1957)

1956-1957 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bill Sharman 67 35.9 21.1 4.3 3.5
Bob Cousy 64 36.9 20.6 4.8 7.5
Tommy Heinsohn 72 29.9 16.2 9.8 1.6
Jim Loscutoff 70 31.7 10.6 10.4 1.3
Bill Russell 48 35.3 14.7 19.6 1.8
Jack Nichols 61 22.5 8.2 6.1 1.4
Frank Ramsey 35 23.1 11.9 5.1 1.9
Dick Hemric 67 15.7 5.4 4.5 0.6
Arnie Risen 43 21.7 8.0 6.7 1.2
Andy Phillip 67 22.0 4.4 2.7 2.5
Lou Tsioropoulos 52 12.9 4.4 4.0 0.6
Togo Palazzi 21 11.1 5.0 3.6 0.4

1956-1957 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dick Hemric was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Dick Hemric signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1955.

Jim Loscutoff was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Jim Loscutoff signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1955.

Frank Ramsey was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Frank Ramsey signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1954. Frank Ramsey re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1956.

Lou Tsioropoulos was selected as the #1 pick in the 7 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Lou Tsioropoulos signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1956.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bob Cousy, the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Stags from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on September 1, 1950. Bob Cousy signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on November 1, 1950.

Draft Rights to Bill Russell, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Boston Celtics from the St. Louis Hawks on April 30, 1956. Bill Russell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on December 20, 1956.

Acquired via Trade

Tommy Heinsohn was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Milwaukee Hawks on November 29, 1953. Tommy Heinsohn signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1956.

Jack Nichols was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Milwaukee Hawks on November 29, 1953.

Andy Phillip was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Fort Wayne Pistons on July 1, 1956.

Arnie Risen was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Rochester Royals on October 26, 1955.

Bill Sharman was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Fort Wayne Pistons on April 26, 1951.

1956-1957 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Walter Brown Owner 1946-1947 N/A
Lou Pieri Owner 1950-1951 N/A
Red Auerbach Head Coach, General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A