Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1989-1990 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
5 John Bagley G 6-0 185 7 Boston College 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 10 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
34 Kevin Gamble SF 6-5 210 2 Iowa 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
3 Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 13 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
53 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 4 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
35 Reggie Lewis SF 6-7 195 2 Northeastern 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 9 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 12 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 10 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
54 Ed Pinckney F 6-9 195 4 Villanova 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
42 Dave Popson FC 6-10 220 1 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
20 Brian Shaw PG 6-6 190 1 UC Santa Barbara 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
13 Charles Edward Smith G 6-1 160 0 Georgetown 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
11 Michael Smith F 6-10 225 0 Brigham Young 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
7 Kelvin Upshaw G 6-2 180 1 Utah 1986 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1989-1990 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson R. Lewis L. Bird K. McHale R. Parish
Rotation J. Bagley J. Paxson   E. Pinckney J. Kleine
Rotation         M. Smith
Lim PT C. Smith K. Gamble      
Lim PT B. Shaw        

1989-1990 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers53-29-
2Boston Celtics52-301
3New York Knicks45-378
4Washington Bullets31-5122
5Miami Heat18-6435
6New Jersey Nets17-6536

1989-1990 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird All-NBA Second Team (1990)
Kevin McHale All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1990)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1990)
Robert Parish Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1990)
Kevin McHale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1990)
Larry Bird Three Point Shootout Participant (1990)

1989-1990 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 75 39.3 24.3 9.5 7.5 1.4 0.8 3.2
Kevin McHale 82 33.2 20.9 8.3 2.1 0.4 1.9 2.2
Reggie Lewis 79 31.9 17.0 4.4 2.8 1.1 0.8 1.5
Robert Parish 79 30.3 15.7 10.1 1.3 0.5 0.9 2.1
Dennis Johnson 75 27.1 7.1 2.7 6.5 1.1 0.2 1.6
Jim Paxson 72 17.8 6.4 1.1 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.8
Joe Kleine 81 16.9 5.4 4.4 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.8
Ed Pinckney 77 14.1 4.7 2.9 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.7
Kevin Gamble 71 13.9 5.1 1.6 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.6
Michael Smith 65 9.5 5.0 1.5 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.8
John Bagley 54 20.3 4.3 1.6 5.5 0.7 0.1 1.7
Charles Edward Smith 60 8.7 2.9 1.1 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.6
Kelvin Upshaw 14 9.4 2.1 0.9 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.9

1989-1990 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. Larry Bird re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984. Larry Bird re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1989.

Reggie Lewis was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Reggie Lewis signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1987. Reggie Lewis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1988. Reggie Lewis signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on April 1, 1990.

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.

Brian Shaw was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Brian Shaw signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on October 1, 1988. Brian Shaw re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on February 27, 1990.

Michael Smith was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Michael Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 24, 1989.

Acquired via Trade

John Bagley was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the New Jersey Nets on October 5, 1989.

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. Dennis Johnson signed an extension with the Boston Celtics on October 20, 1988.

Joe Kleine was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Sacramento Kings on February 23, 1989. Joe Kleine signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on June 1, 1989.

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. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on May 16, 1986. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on November 21, 1989.

Jim Paxson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 23, 1988.

Ed Pinckney was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Sacramento Kings on February 23, 1989. Ed Pinckney re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 18, 1989.

Acquired via Free Agency

Kevin Gamble signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on December 15, 1988. Kevin Gamble re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 12, 1989.

Charles Edward Smith signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 27, 1989.

1989-1990 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
Jan Volk General Manager 1984-1985 N/A
Jimmy Rodgers Head Coach 1988-1989 N/A
Ed Lacerte Head Athletic Trainer 1987-1988 N/A
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A