Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1965-1966 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Ron Bonham F 6-5 192 1 Cincinnati 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 1 Oregon State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Si Green G 6-2 185 8 Duquesne 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 1 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
K.C. Jones G 6-1 200 7 San Francisco 1955 Rnd 11 Pick 5 United States
Sam Jones GF 6-4 198 8 North Carolina Central 1956 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
Willie Naulls F 6-6 225 9 UCLA 1956 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 3 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Bill Russell C 6-10 215 9 San Francisco 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Satch Sanders PF 6-6 210 5 NYU 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Woody Sauldsberry FC 6-7 220 6 Texas Southern 1957 Rnd 8 Pick 5 United States
Larry Siegfried G 6-3 190 2 Ohio State 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
John Thompson C 6-10 225 1 Providence 1964 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Ronnie Watts SF 6-6 210 0 Wake Forest 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States

1965-1966 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Jones S. Jones J. Havlicek S. Sanders B. Russell
Rotation   L. Siegfried D. Nelson M. Counts J. Thompson
Rotation     W. Naulls    
Rotation     R. Bonham    
Lim PT     R. Watts W. Sauldsberry  

1965-1966 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers55-25-
2Boston Celtics54-261
3Cincinnati Royals45-3510
4New York Knicks30-5025

1965-1966 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Havlicek All-NBA Second Team (1966)
Sam Jones All-NBA Second Team (1966)
Bill Russell All-NBA Second Team (1966)
Sam Jones Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)
John Havlicek Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)
Bill Russell Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)

1965-1966 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Sam Jones 67 32.2 23.5 5.2 3.2
John Havlicek 71 30.6 18.8 6.0 3.0
Bill Russell 78 43.4 12.9 22.8 4.8
Larry Siegfried 71 23.6 13.7 2.8 2.3
Satch Sanders 72 26.3 12.6 7.1 1.2
Don Nelson 75 23.5 10.2 5.4 1.1
Willie Naulls 71 20.2 10.7 4.5 1.0
K.C. Jones 80 33.9 8.6 3.8 6.3
Mel Counts 67 15.2 8.4 6.4 0.7
Ron Bonham 39 8.0 5.2 0.9 0.3
Woody Sauldsberry 39 13.6 4.4 3.6 0.4
Si Green 10 9.2 3.2 1.1 0.9
John Thompson 10 7.2 3.2 3.0 0.3
Ronnie Watts 1 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0

1965-1966 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ron Bonham was selected as the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Ron Bonham signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1964.

Mel Counts was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Mel Counts signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1964.

John Havlicek was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. John Havlicek signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1962.

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.

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.

John Thompson was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. John Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1964.

Ronnie Watts was selected as the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Ronnie Watts signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1965.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

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

Willie Naulls was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Golden State Warriors on September 4, 1963.

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Nelson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 28, 1965.

Woody Sauldsberry signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on November 24, 1965.

Larry Siegfried signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 14, 1963.

1965-1966 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Waldron Owner 1971-1972 Owner (Boston Celtics, 1968 to 1969)
Marvin Kratter Owner 1965-1966 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