Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
44 Danny Ainge G 6-4 175 4 Brigham Young 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 6 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
34 Rick Carlisle G 6-5 210 1 Virginia 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 23 United States
3 Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 9 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
50 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 2 Brigham Young 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 5 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 8 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
12 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 6 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
45 David Thirdkill GF 6-7 195 3 Bradley 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
11 Sam Vincent G 6-2 185 0 Michigan State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
5 Bill Walton C 6-11 235 11 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
8 Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 11 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
35 Sly Williams F 6-7 210 6 Rhode Island 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States

1985-1986 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson D. Ainge L. Bird K. McHale R. Parish
Rotation J. Sichting R. Carlisle S. Wedman   B. Walton
Rotation S. Vincent   D. Thirdkill   G. Kite

1985-1986 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics67-15-
2Philadelphia Sixers54-2813
3Washington Bullets39-4328
4New Jersey Nets39-4328
5New York Knicks23-5944

1985-1986 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird Most Valuable Player (1986)
Larry Bird Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1986)
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1986)
Larry Bird Player Of The Month (Feb 86, Mar 86)
Larry Bird Player Of The Week (12/01/85, 01/19/86, 02/16/86, 03/16/86)
Kevin McHale All-NBA Defensive First Team (1986)
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1986)
Bill Walton Sixth Man Of The Year (1986)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1986)
Kevin McHale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1986)
Robert Parish Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1986)
Larry Bird Three Point Shootout Participant (1986)
Larry Bird Three Point Champion (1986)

1985-1986 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 82 37.9 25.8 9.8 6.8 2.0 0.6 3.2
Kevin McHale 68 35.2 21.3 8.1 2.7 0.4 2.0 2.2
Robert Parish 81 31.7 16.1 9.5 1.8 0.8 1.4 2.3
Dennis Johnson 78 35.0 15.6 3.4 5.8 1.4 0.4 2.2
Danny Ainge 80 30.1 10.7 2.9 5.0 1.2 0.1 1.6
Scott Wedman 79 17.7 8.0 2.4 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.7
Bill Walton 80 19.3 7.6 6.8 2.1 0.5 1.3 1.9
Jerry Sichting 82 19.5 6.5 1.3 2.3 0.6 0.0 0.9
Rick Carlisle 77 9.8 2.6 1.0 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.6
Sam Vincent 57 7.7 3.2 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.9
David Thirdkill 49 7.9 3.3 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4
Greg Kite 64 7.2 1.3 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.5
Sly Williams 6 9.0 2.8 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.2

1985-1986 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. Danny Ainge signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on December 12, 1985.

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. Larry Bird re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Rick Carlisle was selected as the #23 pick in the 3 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Rick Carlisle signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Greg Kite was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Greg Kite signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1983.

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. Kevin McHale re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Sam Vincent was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Sam Vincent signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 25, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

Dennis Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns on June 27, 1983. Dennis Johnson signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on May 1, 1985.

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.

Jerry Sichting was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers on October 2, 1985.

Bill Walton was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Los Angeles Clippers on September 6, 1985.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

David Thirdkill signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 5, 1985.

1985-1986 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Alan Cohen Owner 1983-1984 Owner (Brooklyn Nets, 1978 to 1983)
Don Gaston Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Paul Dupee Owner 1983-1984 N/A
K.C. Jones Head Coach 1983-1984 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1976 to 1977)
Jan Volk General Manager 1984-1985 N/A
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A