Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1972-1973 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Chaney G 6-5 210 4 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 2 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 6 Dayton 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 8 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 3 Bradley 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Mark Minor SF 6-6 215 0 Ohio State 1972 Rnd 11 Pick 9 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 10 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Satch Sanders PF 6-6 210 12 NYU 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 8 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 0 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 3 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Art Williams PG 6-1 180 5 Cal Poly - Pomona 1967 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1972-1973 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. White D. Chaney J. Havlicek P. Silas D. Cowens
Rotation A. Williams P. Westphal D. Nelson S. Kuberski H. Finkel
Rotation       S. Sanders  

1972-1973 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics68-14-
2New York Knicks57-2511
3Buffalo Braves21-6147
4Philadelphia Sixers9-7359

1972-1973 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dave Cowens Most Valuable Player (1973)
John Havlicek All-NBA First Team (1973)
Dave Cowens All-NBA Second Team (1973)
John Havlicek All-NBA Defensive First Team (1973)
Don Chaney All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1973)
Paul Silas All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1973)
John Havlicek Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1973)
Dave Cowens Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1973)
Jo Jo White Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1973)
Dave Cowens Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP (1973)

1972-1973 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
John Havlicek 80 42.1 23.8 7.1 6.6
Dave Cowens 82 41.8 20.5 16.2 4.1
Jo Jo White 82 39.6 19.7 5.0 6.1
Paul Silas 80 32.7 13.3 13.0 3.1
Don Chaney 79 31.5 13.1 5.7 2.8
Don Nelson 72 19.8 10.8 4.4 1.4
Steve Kuberski 78 9.8 4.4 2.5 0.3
Art Williams 81 12.0 3.2 2.2 2.9
Paul Westphal 60 8.0 4.1 1.1 1.1
Hank Finkel 76 6.5 2.4 2.0 0.3
Satch Sanders 59 7.2 2.0 1.5 0.5
Mark Minor 4 5.0 1.2 1.0 0.5

1972-1973 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.

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.

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.

Steve Kuberski was selected as the #9 pick in the 4 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Steve Kuberski signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1969.

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.

Paul Westphal was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Paul Westphal signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 21, 1972.

Jo Jo White was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Jo Jo White signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on October 13, 1969. Jo Jo White re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 12, 1972.

Acquired via Trade

Hank Finkel was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the San Diego Rockets on August 22, 1969. Hank Finkel re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 12, 1972.

Paul Silas was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns on September 18, 1972.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Art Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 27, 1972.

1972-1973 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Robert Schmertz Owner 1972-1973 N/A
Tom Heinsohn Head Coach 1969-1970 N/A
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A