Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
7 Kenny Anderson PG 6-0 168 6 Georgia Tech 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
13 Dana Barros PG 5-11 165 8 Boston College 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
4 Chauncey Billups G 6-3 210 0 Colorado 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
12 Bruce Bowen F 6-7 200 2 Cal State Fullerton 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
7 Dee Brown PG 6-1 160 7 Jacksonville 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
45 Andrew DeClercq C 6-10 230 2 Florida 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
20 Tyus Edney PG 5-10 152 2 UCLA 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
29 Pervis Ellison C 6-9 210 8 Louisville 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
34 Reggie Hanson PF 6-8 195 1 Kentucky 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Dontae Jones F 6-8 220 1 Mississippi State 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
4 Popeye Jones PF 6-8 250 4 Murray State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
40 Travis Knight C 7-0 235 1 Connecticut 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
0 Walter McCarty F 6-10 230 1 Kentucky 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
5 Ron Mercer SG 6-7 210 0 Kentucky 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
9 Greg Minor F 6-6 210 3 Louisville 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
99 Roy Rogers, Jr. F 6-10 235 1 Alabama 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
55 Zan Tabak C 7-0 245 3 KK Split (Croatia) 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 24 Croatia
55 John Thomas FC 6-9 265 0 Minnesota 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
88 Antoine Walker F 6-9 265 1 Kentucky 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1997-1998 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Mercer A. Walker W. McCarty A. DeClercq T. Knight
Rotation D. Barros   B. Bowen R. Hanson P. Ellison
Rotation T. Edney   G. Minor    
Rotation     D. Jones    
Lim PT K. Anderson     P. Jones Z. Tabak

1997-1998 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3New Jersey Nets43-3912
4Washington Wizards42-4013
5Orlando Magic41-4114
6Boston Celtics36-4619
7Philadelphia Sixers31-5124

1997-1998 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ron Mercer All-Rookie First Team (1998)
Antoine Walker Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Ron Mercer Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1998)
Chauncey Billups Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Antoine Walker 82 39.9 22.4 10.2 3.3 1.7 0.7 3.6
Ron Mercer 80 33.3 15.3 3.5 2.2 1.6 0.2 1.6
Walter McCarty 82 28.5 9.6 4.4 2.2 1.3 0.5 1.7
Dana Barros 80 21.1 9.8 1.9 3.6 1.0 0.1 1.3
Chauncey Billups 51 25.4 11.1 2.2 4.3 1.5 0.0 2.3
Travis Knight 74 20.3 6.5 4.9 1.4 0.7 1.1 1.2
Andrew DeClercq 81 18.8 5.4 4.8 0.7 1.0 0.6 1.0
Greg Minor 69 16.3 5.0 2.2 1.3 0.8 0.2 0.6
Bruce Bowen 61 21.4 5.6 2.9 1.3 1.4 0.5 0.9
Dee Brown 41 19.8 6.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.1 0.8
Tyus Edney 52 12.0 5.3 1.1 2.7 1.0 0.0 1.3
Kenny Anderson 16 24.1 11.2 2.4 6.2 1.6 0.0 1.8
John Thomas 33 11.2 3.3 2.1 0.4 0.6 0.3 1.0
Pervis Ellison 33 13.5 3.0 3.3 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.8
Zan Tabak 18 12.9 3.3 3.2 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.9
Dontae Jones 15 6.1 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.7
Roy Rogers, Jr. 9 4.1 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1
Reggie Hanson 8 3.2 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4

1997-1998 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ron Mercer was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Ron Mercer signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 4, 1997.

Antoine Walker was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Antoine Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 2, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Kenny Anderson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Toronto Raptors on February 18, 1998.

Dontae Jones was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the New York Knicks on October 22, 1997.

Popeye Jones was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Toronto Raptors on February 18, 1998.

Walter McCarty was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the New York Knicks on October 22, 1997.

Zan Tabak was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Toronto Raptors on February 18, 1998.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dana Barros signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 21, 1995.

Bruce Bowen signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 20, 1997.

Andrew DeClercq signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 25, 1997.

Tyus Edney signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 22, 1997.

Pervis Ellison signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1994.

Reggie Hanson signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on March 25, 1998. Reggie Hanson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on April 4, 1998. Reggie Hanson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on April 14, 1998.

Travis Knight signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on July 7, 1997.

Greg Minor signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on October 19, 1994. Greg Minor re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 2, 1996.

1997-1998 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Paul Gaston Owner, Principal Owner 1991-1992 N/A
Rick Pitino Head Coach, General Manager 1997-1998 Head Coach (Kentucky, 1989 to 1997)
Jim O'Brien Assistant Coach 1997-1998 Assistant Coach (New York Knicks, 1987 to 1989)
Chris Wallace General Manager 1997-1998 Scout (Miami Heat, 1993 to 1997)
Leo Papile Director of Player Personnel 1997-1998 N/A
Frank Vogel Video Coordinator 1996-1997 N/A
Ed Lacerte Head Athletic Trainer 1987-1988 N/A