Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
44 Danny Ainge G 6-4 175 1 Brigham Young 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 12 UTEP 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 3 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Charles Bradley SG 6-5 215 1 Wyoming 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
28 Quinn Buckner G 6-3 190 6 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
30 M.L. Carr GF 6-6 205 8 Guilford 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
43 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 4 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
3 Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 6 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
31 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 5 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 2 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 5 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Rick Robey C 6-11 230 4 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  John Schweitz GF 6-6 210 0 Richmond 1982 Rnd 6 Pick 23 United States
  Darren Tillis FC 6-11 215 0 Cleveland State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
8 Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 8 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1982-1983 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Henderson D. Ainge C. Maxwell L. Bird R. Parish
Rotation T. Archibald Q. Buckner M. Carr K. McHale R. Robey
Lim PT   C. Bradley S. Wedman    

1982-1983 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers65-17-
2Boston Celtics56-269
3New Jersey Nets49-3316
4New York Knicks44-3821
5Washington Bullets42-4023

1982-1983 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1983)
Larry Bird Player Of The Month (Nov 82)
Larry Bird Player Of The Week (11/28/82, 12/12/82, 04/03/83)
Larry Bird All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1983)
Kevin McHale All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1983)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1983)
Robert Parish Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1983)

1982-1983 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 79 37.7 23.6 11.0 5.8 1.9 0.9 3.0
Robert Parish 78 31.5 19.3 10.6 1.8 1.0 1.9 2.4
Kevin McHale 82 28.6 14.1 6.7 1.3 0.4 2.3 1.9
Cedric Maxwell 79 28.5 11.9 5.3 2.4 0.8 0.5 2.1
Danny Ainge 80 25.6 9.9 2.7 3.1 1.4 0.1 1.2
Tiny Archibald 66 27.4 10.5 1.4 6.2 0.6 0.1 2.5
Gerald Henderson 82 18.9 8.2 1.5 2.4 1.2 0.0 1.6
Quinn Buckner 72 21.7 7.9 2.6 3.8 1.5 0.1 2.2
M.L. Carr 77 11.5 4.3 1.8 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.0
Rick Robey 59 14.5 4.2 3.7 1.1 0.2 0.1 1.2
Scott Wedman 40 12.6 5.2 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.8
Charles Bradley 51 10.4 3.6 1.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.8
Darren Tillis 15 2.9 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3

1982-1983 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Danny Ainge was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on November 1, 1981.

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.

Charles Bradley was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Charles Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1981.

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.

Quinn Buckner was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 9, 1982.

Robert Parish was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Golden State Warriors on June 9, 1980. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on April 9, 1981.

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

Scott Wedman was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 14, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

1982-1983 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