Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1953-1954 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Barksdale F 6-6 200 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ernie Barrett GF 6-3 180 0 Kansas State 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Bob Brannum FC 6-5 215 3 Michigan State 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 3 Duquesne 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 3 Holy Cross 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bob Donham G 6-2 190 3 Ohio State 1950 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Bob A. Harris F 6-7 195 4 Oklahoma State 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ed Macauley FC 6-8 185 4 Saint Louis 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Ed Mikan FC 6-8 229 5 DePaul 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Jack Nichols F 6-7 222 4 Washington 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 7 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 3 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1953-1954 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Cousy B. Sharman B. Harris B. Brannum E. Macauley
Rotation   B. Donham C. Cooper    
Rotation     D. Barksdale    
Rotation     E. Barrett    
Lim PT     J. Nichols E. Mikan  

1953-1954 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks44-28-
2Boston Celtics42-302
3Syracuse Nationals42-302
4San Francisco Warriors29-4315
5Baltimore Bullets (BAA)16-5628

1953-1954 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Cousy All-NBA First Team (1954)
Ed Macauley All-NBA Second Team (1954)
Bob Cousy Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1954)
Ed Macauley Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1954)
Bill Sharman Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1954)
Bob Cousy All-Star MVP (1954)

1953-1954 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Cousy 72 39.7 19.2 5.5 7.2
Ed Macauley 71 39.3 18.9 8.0 3.8
Bill Sharman 72 34.3 16.0 3.5 3.2
Don Barksdale 63 21.6 7.3 5.5 1.9
Bob A. Harris 71 26.7 5.9 7.3 1.3
Bob Brannum 71 24.4 5.8 7.2 2.0
Bob Donham 68 21.3 5.9 3.9 2.7
Jack Nichols 60 20.9 5.9 0.0 1.4
Chuck Cooper 70 15.7 3.3 4.3 1.1
Ernie Barrett 59 10.9 2.3 1.7 0.9
Ed Mikan 9 7.9 2.3 2.2 0.3

1953-1954 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ernie Barrett was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Ernie Barrett signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1953.

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.

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

Don Barksdale was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on August 28, 1953.

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.

Jack Nichols was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Milwaukee Hawks on November 29, 1953.

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.

Ed Mikan signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 7, 1953.

1953-1954 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 General Manager, Head Coach 1950-1951 General Manager (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A