Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 10 UTEP 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 1 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
30 M.L. Carr GF 6-6 205 6 Guilford 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 10 Florida State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Terry Duerod SG 6-2 180 1 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Eric Fernsten FC 6-10 205 3 San Francisco 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
  Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 8 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Glenn Hagan PG 6-0 170 1 St. Bonaventure 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
43 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 2 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Wayne Kreklow SG 6-4 190 1 Drake 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
31 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 3 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 0 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 3 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Rick Robey C 6-11 230 2 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States

1980-1981 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Archibald C. Ford C. Maxwell L. Bird R. Parish
Rotation   G. Henderson M. Carr K. McHale R. Robey
Rotation       E. Fernsten  
Lim PT G. Hagan T. Duerod   D. Cowens  

1980-1981 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics62-20-
2Philadelphia Sixers62-200
3New York Knicks50-3212
4Washington Bullets39-4323
5New Jersey Nets24-5838

1980-1981 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Cedric Maxwell Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1981)
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1981)
Tiny Archibald All-NBA Second Team (1981)
Tiny Archibald Player Of The Week (01/11/81)
Robert Parish Player Of The Week (11/30/80)
Kevin McHale All-Rookie First Team (1981)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)
Tiny Archibald Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)
Robert Parish Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)
Tiny Archibald Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP (1981)

1980-1981 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 82 39.5 21.2 10.9 5.5 2.0 0.8 3.5
Robert Parish 82 28.0 18.9 9.5 1.8 1.0 2.6 2.3
Cedric Maxwell 81 33.7 15.2 6.5 2.7 1.0 0.8 2.2
Tiny Archibald 80 35.2 13.8 2.2 7.7 0.9 0.2 3.3
Kevin McHale 82 20.1 10.0 4.4 0.7 0.3 1.8 1.3
Rick Robey 82 19.1 9.0 4.8 1.5 0.5 0.2 1.7
Chris Ford 82 33.2 8.9 2.0 3.6 1.2 0.3 1.5
Gerald Henderson 82 19.6 7.8 1.6 2.6 1.0 0.1 2.0
M.L. Carr 41 16.0 6.0 2.0 1.4 0.7 0.4 1.1
Eric Fernsten 45 6.2 2.1 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4
Terry Duerod 32 3.6 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
Wayne Kreklow 25 4.0 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4

1980-1981 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Larry Bird was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Larry Bird signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1979.

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.

Cedric Maxwell was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Cedric Maxwell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on July 18, 1977.

Kevin McHale was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Kevin McHale signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Tiny Archibald was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the San Antonio Spurs on July 7, 1978. Tiny Archibald re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 6, 1980. Tiny Archibald signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on March 12, 1981.

Chris Ford was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Detroit Pistons on October 19, 1978.

Robert Parish was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Golden State Warriors on June 9, 1980.

Rick Robey was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers on January 16, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

M.L. Carr signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 24, 1979.

Terry Duerod signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 4, 1980.

Eric Fernsten signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on June 27, 1979.

Gerald Henderson signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on June 25, 1979. Gerald Henderson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on June 10, 1980.

1980-1981 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Harry Mangurian, Jr. Owner 1978-1979 Owner (Los Angeles Clippers, 1977 to 1978)
Bill Fitch Head Coach 1979-1980 General Manager (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1973 to 1979)
Red Auerbach General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A