Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1960-1961 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Gene Conley PF 6-8 225 3 Washington State 1952 Rnd 10 Pick 4 United States
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 10 Holy Cross 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Gene Guarilia F 6-6 215 1 George Washington 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Tommy Heinsohn PF 6-7 218 4 Holy Cross 1956 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
K.C. Jones G 6-1 200 2 San Francisco 1955 Rnd 11 Pick 5 United States
Sam Jones GF 6-4 198 3 North Carolina Central 1956 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
Jim Loscutoff F 6-5 200 5 Oregon 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Frank Ramsey F 6-3 190 5 Kentucky 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bill Russell C 6-10 215 4 San Francisco 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Satch Sanders PF 6-6 210 0 NYU 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 10 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1960-1961 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Cousy B. Sharman F. Ramsey T. Heinsohn B. Russell
Rotation   K. Jones S. Jones S. Sanders  
Rotation     J. Loscutoff G. Conley  
Lim PT     G. Guarilia    

1960-1961 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics57-22-
2San Francisco Warriors46-3311
3Syracuse Nationals38-4119
4New York Knicks21-5836

1960-1961 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bill Russell Most Valuable Player (1961)
Bob Cousy All-NBA First Team (1961)
Bill Russell All-NBA Second Team (1961)
Tommy Heinsohn All-NBA Second Team (1961)
Bob Cousy Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1961)
Tommy Heinsohn Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1961)
Bill Russell Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1961)

1960-1961 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Tommy Heinsohn 74 30.5 21.3 9.9 1.9
Bob Cousy 76 32.5 18.1 4.4 7.7
Bill Russell 78 44.3 16.9 23.9 3.4
Frank Ramsey 79 25.6 15.1 5.5 1.8
Sam Jones 78 26.0 15.0 5.4 2.8
Bill Sharman 61 25.2 16.0 3.7 2.4
K.C. Jones 78 20.6 7.6 3.6 3.2
Gene Conley 75 16.6 6.3 7.3 0.5
Satch Sanders 68 15.9 5.3 5.7 0.6
Jim Loscutoff 76 15.2 4.4 3.8 0.3
Gene Guarilia 25 8.4 3.2 2.8 0.2

1960-1961 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Gene Conley was selected as the #1 pick in the 10 Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Gene Conley signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1952. Gene Conley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1958.

Gene Guarilia was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Gene Guarilia signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1959.

Tommy Heinsohn with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1957.

K.C. Jones was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. K.C. Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1958.

Sam Jones was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Sam Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1957.

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.

Satch Sanders was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Satch Sanders signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1960.

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

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

1960-1961 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