Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1968-1969 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jim Barnes FC 6-8 210 4 UTEP 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Emmette Bryant PG 6-1 175 4 DePaul 1964 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
Don Chaney G 6-5 210 0 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Mal Graham G 6-1 185 1 New York 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 4 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Bailey Howell SF 6-7 210 9 Mississippi State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Rich Johnson F 6-7 210 0 Grambling State 1968 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
Sam Jones GF 6-4 198 11 North Carolina Central 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 6 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Bud Olsen PF 6-8 220 6 Louisville 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Bill Russell C 6-10 215 12 San Francisco 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Satch Sanders PF 6-6 210 8 NYU 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Larry Siegfried G 6-3 190 5 Ohio State 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States

1968-1969 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Bryant S. Jones J. Havlicek B. Howell B. Russell
Rotation   L. Siegfried D. Nelson S. Sanders  
Rotation   D. Chaney      
Lim PT   M. Graham R. Johnson J. Barnes  

1968-1969 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Baltimore Bullets57-25-
2Philadelphia Sixers55-272
3New York Knicks54-283
4Boston Celtics48-349
5Cincinnati Royals41-4116
6Detroit Pistons32-5025
7Milwaukee Bucks27-5530

1968-1969 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Havlicek All-NBA Second Team (1969)
Bill Russell All-NBA Defensive First Team (1969)
John Havlicek All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1969)
Satch Sanders All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1969)
Bill Russell Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)
John Havlicek Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)

1968-1969 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
John Havlicek 82 38.7 21.6 7.0 5.4
Bailey Howell 78 32.4 19.7 8.8 1.8
Sam Jones 70 26.0 16.3 3.8 2.6
Larry Siegfried 79 32.4 14.2 3.6 4.7
Don Nelson 82 21.6 11.6 5.6 1.1
Satch Sanders 82 26.6 11.2 7.0 1.3
Bill Russell 77 42.7 9.9 19.3 4.9
Emmette Bryant 80 17.4 5.7 2.4 2.2
Jim Barnes 49 12.1 5.1 4.0 0.6
Don Chaney 20 10.4 4.0 2.3 0.9
Rich Johnson 31 5.3 2.2 1.7 0.2
Mal Graham 22 4.7 1.7 1.1 0.6
Bud Olsen 7 6.1 2.0 2.0 0.6

1968-1969 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.

Mal Graham was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Mal Graham signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1967.

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.

Rich Johnson was selected as the #10 pick in the 4 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Rich Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on July 28, 1968.

Sam Jones was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Sam Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1957.

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.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bill Russell, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Boston Celtics from the St. Louis Hawks on April 30, 1956. Bill Russell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on December 20, 1956.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Barnes was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Chicago Bulls on December 1, 1968.

Emmette Bryant was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns on August 27, 1968.

Bailey Howell was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1966. Bailey Howell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 28, 1968.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Larry Siegfried signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 14, 1963.

1968-1969 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Waldron Owner 1971-1972 Owner (Boston Celtics, 1968 to 1969)
Bill Russell Head Coach 1966-1967 N/A
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A