Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Chaney G 6-5 210 5 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 3 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Steve Downing C 6-8 225 0 Indiana 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 7 Dayton 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Phil Hankinson PF 6-8 195 0 Pennsylvania 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 9 Ohio State 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 4 Bradley 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 11 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 9 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 1 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 4 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Art Williams PG 6-1 180 6 Cal Poly - Pomona 1967 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1973-1974 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
Lim PT       P. Hankinson S. Downing

1973-1974 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics56-26-
2New York Knicks49-337
3Buffalo Braves42-4014
4Philadelphia Sixers25-5731

1973-1974 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Havlicek Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1974)
John Havlicek All-NBA First Team (1974)
John Havlicek All-NBA Defensive First Team (1974)
Don Chaney All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1974)
John Havlicek Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1974)
Dave Cowens Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1974)
Jo Jo White Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
John Havlicek 76 40.7 22.6 6.4 5.9 1.2 0.4
Dave Cowens 80 41.9 19.0 15.7 4.4 1.2 1.3
Jo Jo White 82 39.5 18.1 4.3 5.5 1.3 0.3
Paul Silas 82 31.7 11.5 11.2 2.3 0.8 0.2
Don Nelson 82 21.3 11.5 4.2 2.0 0.2 0.2
Don Chaney 81 27.9 10.4 4.7 2.2 1.0 0.8
Paul Westphal 82 14.2 7.2 1.7 2.1 0.5 0.4
Steve Kuberski 78 12.6 5.1 3.0 0.5 0.1 0.1
Art Williams 67 9.2 2.6 1.7 2.4 0.7 0.0
Hank Finkel 60 7.1 2.5 2.2 0.5 0.1 0.1
Phil Hankinson 28 5.8 3.9 1.8 0.1 0.1 0.0
Steve Downing 24 5.7 2.7 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.0

1973-1974 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.

Steve Downing was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Steve Downing signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1973.

Phil Hankinson was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Phil Hankinson signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1973.

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.

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.

1973-1974 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