Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Mark Acres FC 6-11 220 1 Oral Roberts 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
44 Danny Ainge G 6-4 175 7 Brigham Young 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 9 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
12 Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 11 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
34 Kevin Gamble SF 6-5 210 1 Iowa 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
31 Ronnie Grandison F 6-6 215 1 New Orleans 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
3 Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 12 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
53 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 3 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
35 Reggie Lewis SF 6-7 195 1 Northeastern 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
54 Brad Lohaus FC 6-11 230 1 Iowa 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 8 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Gerald Paddio GF 6-7 205 0 UNLV 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 24 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 11 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 9 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
54 Ed Pinckney F 6-9 195 3 Villanova 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
45 Ramon Rivas FC 6-10 260 0 Temple 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted Puerto Rico
20 Brian Shaw PG 6-6 190 0 UC Santa Barbara 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
7 Kelvin Upshaw G 6-2 180 0 Utah 1986 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Ennis Whatley SG 6-3 177 5 Alabama 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

1988-1989 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Gamble B. Shaw R. Lewis K. McHale R. Parish
Rotation D. Johnson O. Birdsong   E. Pinckney J. Kleine
Rotation K. Upshaw        
Lim PT   J. Paxson L. Bird   M. Acres
Lim PT     R. Grandison   R. Rivas

1988-1989 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks52-30-
2Philadelphia Sixers46-366
3Boston Celtics42-4010
4Washington Bullets40-4212
5New Jersey Nets26-5626
6Charlotte Hornets20-6232

1988-1989 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Robert Parish All-NBA Third Team (1989)
Robert Parish Player Of The Week (12/18/88)
Kevin McHale All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1989)
Brian Shaw All-Rookie Second Team (1989)
Kevin McHale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Danny Ainge Three Point Shootout Participant (1989)

1988-1989 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin McHale 78 36.9 22.5 8.2 2.2 0.3 1.2 2.5
Reggie Lewis 81 32.7 18.5 4.7 2.7 1.5 0.9 1.8
Robert Parish 80 35.5 18.6 12.4 2.2 1.0 1.4 2.5
Dennis Johnson 72 32.0 10.0 2.6 6.6 1.3 0.3 2.4
Danny Ainge 45 29.8 15.9 3.4 4.8 1.2 0.0 1.8
Brian Shaw 82 28.2 8.6 4.6 5.8 1.0 0.3 2.3
Jim Paxson 57 20.1 8.6 1.3 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.0
Ed Pinckney 29 23.4 10.1 5.1 1.5 1.0 0.8 1.3
Brad Lohaus 48 15.4 5.6 3.0 1.0 0.4 0.5 1.0
Kevin Gamble 44 8.5 4.2 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.4
Ronnie Grandison 71 7.6 2.5 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.5
Joe Kleine 28 17.8 6.1 4.9 1.1 0.5 0.2 1.3
Kelvin Upshaw 23 20.6 7.0 1.6 4.2 0.8 0.1 1.8
Mark Acres 62 10.2 2.2 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4
Larry Bird 6 31.5 19.3 6.2 4.8 1.0 0.8 1.8
Ramon Rivas 28 3.2 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
Otis Birdsong 13 8.3 2.8 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.9

1988-1989 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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. Larry Bird re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Reggie Lewis was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Reggie Lewis signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1987. Reggie Lewis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1988.

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. Kevin McHale re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Brian Shaw was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Brian Shaw signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on October 1, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

Dennis Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns on June 27, 1983. Dennis Johnson signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on May 1, 1985. Dennis Johnson signed an extension with the Boston Celtics on October 20, 1988.

Joe Kleine was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Sacramento Kings on February 23, 1989.

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. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on May 16, 1986.

Jim Paxson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 23, 1988.

Ed Pinckney was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Sacramento Kings on February 23, 1989.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mark Acres signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on May 7, 1987. Mark Acres re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1988.

Otis Birdsong signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on March 29, 1989. Otis Birdsong re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on April 9, 1989.

Kevin Gamble signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 15, 1988.

Ronnie Grandison signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 27, 1988.

Ramon Rivas signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 28, 1988.

Kelvin Upshaw signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on March 9, 1989. Kelvin Upshaw re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on March 19, 1989. Kelvin Upshaw re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on March 28, 1989.

1988-1989 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Alan Cohen Owner 1983-1984 Owner (Brooklyn Nets, 1978 to 1983)
Don Gaston Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Paul Dupee Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Jimmy Rodgers Head Coach 1988-1989 N/A
Jan Volk General Manager 1984-1985 N/A
Ed Lacerte Head Athletic Trainer 1987-1988 N/A
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A