Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
44 Danny Ainge G 6-4 175 0 Brigham Young 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 11 UTEP 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 2 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Charles Bradley SG 6-5 215 0 Wyoming 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
30 M.L. Carr GF 6-6 205 7 Guilford 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 10 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Terry Duerod SG 6-2 180 2 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Eric Fernsten FC 6-10 205 4 San Francisco 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
  Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 9 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
43 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 3 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Tracy Jackson SG 6-6 205 0 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
31 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 4 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 1 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 4 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Rick Robey C 6-11 230 3 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States

1981-1982 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Archibald C. Maxwell L. Bird K. McHale R. Parish
Rotation   G. Henderson M. Carr E. Fernsten R. Robey
Rotation   D. Ainge      
Rotation   C. Ford      
Rotation   C. Bradley      
Lim PT   T. Duerod   D. Cowens  

1981-1982 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics63-19-
2Philadelphia Sixers58-245
3New Jersey Nets44-3819
4Washington Bullets43-3920
5New York Knicks33-4930

1981-1982 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1982)
Robert Parish All-NBA Second Team (1982)
Larry Bird Player Of The Month (Jan 82)
Robert Parish Player Of The Week (03/21/82)
Larry Bird Player Of The Week (12/27/81, 01/17/82)
Larry Bird All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1982)
Tiny Archibald Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1982)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1982)
Robert Parish Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1982)
Larry Bird All-Star MVP (1982)

1981-1982 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 77 38.0 22.9 10.9 5.8 1.9 0.9 3.3
Robert Parish 80 31.7 19.9 10.8 1.8 0.8 2.4 2.8
Cedric Maxwell 78 33.2 14.8 6.4 2.3 1.0 0.6 2.2
Kevin McHale 82 28.4 13.6 6.8 1.1 0.4 2.3 1.7
Tiny Archibald 68 31.9 12.6 1.7 8.0 0.8 0.0 2.6
Gerald Henderson 82 22.5 10.2 1.9 3.1 1.0 0.1 1.8
M.L. Carr 56 23.1 8.1 2.7 2.3 1.2 0.4 1.1
Rick Robey 80 14.8 5.7 3.7 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.1
Chris Ford 76 20.9 5.7 1.4 1.9 0.6 0.1 0.7
Danny Ainge 53 10.6 4.1 1.1 1.6 0.7 0.1 1.0
Charles Bradley 51 6.6 3.0 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.7
Terry Duerod 21 7.0 3.4 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1
Eric Fernsten 43 4.7 1.3 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
Tracy Jackson 11 6.0 2.4 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.5

1981-1982 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Danny Ainge was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on November 1, 1981.

Larry Bird was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Larry Bird signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1979.

Charles Bradley was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Charles Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1981.

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.

Cedric Maxwell was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Cedric Maxwell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on July 18, 1977.

Kevin McHale was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Kevin McHale signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Tiny Archibald was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the San Antonio Spurs on July 7, 1978. Tiny Archibald re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 6, 1980. Tiny Archibald signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on March 12, 1981.

Chris Ford was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Detroit Pistons on October 19, 1978.

Robert Parish was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Golden State Warriors on June 9, 1980. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on April 9, 1981.

Rick Robey was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers on January 16, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

M.L. Carr signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 24, 1979.

Terry Duerod signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 4, 1980.

Eric Fernsten signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on June 27, 1979.

Gerald Henderson signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on June 25, 1979. Gerald Henderson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on June 10, 1980.

1981-1982 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Harry Mangurian, Jr. Owner 1978-1979 Owner (Los Angeles Clippers, 1977 to 1978)
Bill Fitch Head Coach 1979-1980 General Manager (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1973 to 1979)
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A