Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1998-1999 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
7 Kenny Anderson PG 6-0 168 7 Georgia Tech 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
13 Dana Barros PG 5-11 165 9 Boston College 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
4 Tony Battie PF 6-11 230 1 Texas Tech 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
12 Bruce Bowen F 6-7 200 3 Cal State Fullerton 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
45 Andrew DeClercq C 6-10 230 3 Florida 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
29 Pervis Ellison C 6-9 210 9 Louisville 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
20 Marlon Garnett SG 6-2 186 0 Santa Clara 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Damon Jones G 6-3 185 0 Houston 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Dontae Jones F 6-8 220 2 Mississippi State 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
4 Popeye Jones PF 6-8 250 5 Murray State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
40 Travis Knight C 7-0 235 2 Connecticut 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
0 Walter McCarty F 6-10 230 2 Kentucky 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
5 Ron Mercer SG 6-7 210 1 Kentucky 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
9 Greg Minor F 6-6 210 4 Louisville 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
34 Paul Pierce SF 6-7 235 0 Kansas 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
52 Vitaly Potapenko C-F 6-10 280 2 Wright State 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 12 Ukraine
44 Eric Riley C 7-0 245 4 Michigan 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
55 Dwayne Schintzius C 7-1 260 8 Florida 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
88 Antoine Walker F 6-9 265 2 Kentucky 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1998-1999 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Barros K. Anderson R. Mercer P. Pierce A. Walker
Rotation     G. Minor P. Jones T. Battie
Rotation     B. Bowen   W. McCarty
Rotation         E. Riley
Rotation         D. Schintzius
Lim PT D. Jones       V. Potapenko
Lim PT         P. Ellison

1998-1999 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat33-17-
2Orlando Magic33-170
3Philadelphia Sixers28-225
4New York Knicks27-236
5Boston Celtics19-3114
6Washington Wizards18-3215
7New Jersey Nets16-3417

1998-1999 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Paul Pierce All-Rookie First Team (1999)
Paul Pierce Rookie Of The Month (Feb 99)

1998-1999 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Paul Pierce 48 34.0 16.5 6.4 2.4 1.7 1.0 2.4
Antoine Walker 42 36.9 18.7 8.5 3.1 1.5 0.7 2.8
Ron Mercer 41 37.8 17.0 3.8 2.5 1.6 0.3 2.2
Dana Barros 50 23.1 9.3 2.1 4.2 1.0 0.1 1.8
Kenny Anderson 34 29.7 12.1 3.0 5.7 1.0 0.1 2.1
Vitaly Potapenko 33 28.1 10.8 7.2 1.8 0.7 0.6 2.2
Tony Battie 50 22.4 6.7 6.0 1.1 0.6 1.4 0.9
Greg Minor 44 17.4 4.9 2.7 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.9
Walter McCarty 32 20.6 5.7 3.6 1.2 0.8 0.4 1.2
Eric Riley 35 9.6 2.2 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.7
Damon Jones 13 16.4 5.8 2.4 2.2 0.5 0.0 0.9
Andrew DeClercq 14 18.4 5.4 4.5 0.7 0.9 0.6 1.6
Bruce Bowen 30 16.5 2.3 1.7 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.4
Popeye Jones 18 11.4 3.0 2.9 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.4
Marlon Garnett 24 8.5 2.1 0.9 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.5
Dwayne Schintzius 16 4.2 0.7 1.2 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.6

1998-1999 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.

Paul Pierce was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on January 21, 1999.

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. Antoine Walker signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on January 22, 1999.

Acquired via Trade

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

Tony Battie was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 1999.

Popeye Jones was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Toronto Raptors on February 18, 1998. Popeye Jones re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 21, 1999.

Walter McCarty was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the New York Knicks on October 22, 1997. Walter McCarty signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on February 1, 1999.

Vitaly Potapenko was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 11, 1999. Vitaly Potapenko signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on March 13, 1999.

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.

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

Damon Jones signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on April 14, 1999. Damon Jones re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on April 24, 1999. Damon Jones re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on May 4, 1999.

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.

Eric Riley signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 27, 1999.

Dwayne Schintzius signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 21, 1999.

1998-1999 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)
Andy Enfield Assistant Coach 1998-1999 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1994 to 1996)
Lester Conner Assistant Coach 2001-2002 Assistant Coach (Boston Celtics, 1998 to 1999)
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