Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1970-1971 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Chaney G 6-5 210 2 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 0 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bill Dinwiddie F 6-7 220 3 New Mexico Highlands 1966 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 4 Dayton 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 6 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 1 Bradley 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Rex Morgan SG 6-5 190 0 Jacksonville 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 8 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Satch Sanders PF 6-6 210 10 NYU 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Garfield Smith FC 6-9 235 0 Eastern Kentucky 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 1 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Art Williams PG 6-1 180 3 Cal Poly - Pomona 1967 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Willie Williams F 6-7 200 0 Florida State 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States

1970-1971 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. White D. Chaney J. Havlicek D. Nelson D. Cowens
Rotation A. Williams R. Morgan B. Dinwiddie S. Kuberski H. Finkel
Rotation       G. Smith  
Rotation       S. Sanders  

1970-1971 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks52-30-
2Philadelphia Sixers47-355
3Boston Celtics44-388
4Buffalo Braves22-6030

1970-1971 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Havlicek All-NBA First Team (1971)
John Havlicek All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1971)
Dave Cowens Rookie Of The Year (1971)
Dave Cowens All-Rookie First Team (1971)
John Havlicek Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1971)
Jo Jo White Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1971)

1970-1971 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
John Havlicek 81 45.4 28.9 9.0 7.5
Jo Jo White 75 37.2 21.3 5.0 4.8
Dave Cowens 81 38.0 17.0 15.0 2.8
Don Nelson 82 27.5 13.9 6.9 1.9
Don Chaney 81 28.3 11.5 5.7 2.9
Steve Kuberski 82 22.8 9.3 6.6 1.0
Hank Finkel 80 15.4 6.5 4.3 1.0
Art Williams 74 15.4 4.9 2.8 3.1
Bill Dinwiddie 61 11.8 4.9 3.4 0.6
Rex Morgan 34 7.8 3.4 1.8 0.6
Garfield Smith 37 7.6 2.9 2.6 0.2
Satch Sanders 17 7.1 2.3 1.0 0.6
Willie Williams 16 3.5 0.9 0.6 0.1
Rich Johnson 1 13.0 8.0 5.0 0.0

1970-1971 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Don Chaney was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Don Chaney signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1968.

Dave Cowens was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Dave Cowens signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on March 26, 1970.

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.

Steve Kuberski was selected as the #9 pick in the 4 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Steve Kuberski signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1969.

Rex Morgan was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Rex Morgan signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1970.

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.

Garfield Smith was selected as the #10 pick in the 3 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Garfield Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1970.

Jo Jo White was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Jo Jo White signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on October 13, 1969.

Acquired via Trade

Bill Dinwiddie was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Cincinnati Royals on November 18, 1969.

Hank Finkel was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the San Diego Rockets on August 22, 1969.

Art Williams was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the San Diego Rockets on September 10, 1970.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

1970-1971 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Woody Erdman Owner, Chairman 1969-1970 N/A
Tom Heinsohn Head Coach 1969-1970 N/A
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A