Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1952-1953 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bob Brannum FC 6-5 215 2 Michigan State 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Gene Conley PF 6-8 225 0 Washington State 1952 Rnd 10 Pick 4 United States
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 2 Duquesne 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 2 Holy Cross 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bob Donham G 6-2 190 2 Ohio State 1950 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Bob A. Harris F 6-7 195 3 Oklahoma State 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Kleggie Hermsen FC 6-9 225 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ed Macauley FC 6-8 185 3 Saint Louis 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
John Mahnken C 6-8 220 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mo Mahoney G 6-2 205 0 Brown 1950 Rnd 6 Pick 1 United States
Kenny Rollins G 6-0 168 2 Kentucky 1948 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 2 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1952-1953 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Cousy B. Sharman C. Cooper B. Harris E. Macauley
Rotation   B. Donham   B. Brannum J. Mahnken
Rotation   M. Mahoney      
Rotation   K. Rollins      
Lim PT       G. Conley  

1952-1953 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks47-23-
2Syracuse Nationals47-240.5
3Boston Celtics46-251.5
4Baltimore Bullets (BAA)15-5532
5San Francisco Warriors12-5734.5

1952-1953 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Cousy All-NBA First Team (1953)
Ed Macauley All-NBA First Team (1953)
Bill Sharman All-NBA Second Team (1953)
Bob Cousy Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)
Bill Sharman Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)
Ed Macauley Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)

1952-1953 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Cousy 71 41.5 19.8 6.3 7.7
Ed Macauley 69 42.1 20.3 9.1 4.1
Bill Sharman 71 32.9 16.2 4.1 2.7
Bob A. Harris 70 28.2 7.4 6.9 1.4
Bob Brannum 71 26.8 6.8 7.6 2.1
Chuck Cooper 70 28.5 6.5 6.3 1.6
Bob Donham 71 20.2 6.4 3.4 2.2
John Mahnken 69 11.2 2.8 2.6 1.1
Kenny Rollins 43 9.9 2.3 1.0 1.1
Gene Conley 39 11.8 2.3 4.4 0.5
Mo Mahoney 6 5.7 2.0 1.2 0.2
Kleggie Hermsen 4 5.5 0.2 1.8 0.0

1952-1953 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Gene Conley was selected as the #4 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.

Chuck Cooper was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Chuck Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1950.

Bob Donham was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Bob Donham signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1950.

Mo Mahoney was selected as the #1 pick in the 6 Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Mo Mahoney signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1952.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bob Cousy, the #4 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.

Acquired via Trade

Bob Brannum was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Sheboygan Red Skins on September 23, 1950.

Bob A. Harris was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Fort Wayne Pistons on December 20, 1950.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Ed Macauley signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1950.

John Mahnken signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1951.

Kenny Rollins signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1952.

1952-1953 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)