JoJo White - Celtics Legend

JoJo White - #10 - Boston Celtics

Guard | 6'3" | 197 lbs. | Born: November 16, 1946

  • 1976 NBA Finals MVP
  • Two-Time NBA Champion
  • Seven-Time NBA All-Star
  • No. 10 Jersey Retired by Celtics
  • NBA Hall of Famer

First round draft choice (the 9th pick overall) in 1969...traded to Golden State for a future draft choice on January 30, 1979.

Jo Jo White

JoJo White - Biography

#10

JoJo White spent the first 10 years of his 12-year playing career with the Boston Celtics. He finished his career with the Celtics averaging 18.3 points per game, while leading the team in scoring once and in assists four times. He played key roles in Boston’s run to both the 1974-74 and 1975-76 world titles, finishing with a career playoff scoring average of 21.5 PPG. In what may be the most memorable game White ever participated in, he notched 60 minutes in the Celtics' historic Game 5, triple-overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on the Boston Garden’s parquet floor in the 1976 NBA Finals. He was later named the series Most Valuable Player.

White’s streak of 488 consecutive games played remains a franchise record. A seven-time All-Star, White’s No. 10 jersey was retired by the Celtics in a ceremony at the Boston Garden on April 9, 1982.

In May of 2000, White was hired by the Celtics' front office as Director of Special projects. In his current role with the team, White has a wide range of responsibilities within the marketing and community relations departments.

Regular Season Statistics
Year G MIN FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BL PTS AVG
69-70 60 1328 309 684 .452 111 135 .822 - - 169 145 132-1 - - 729 12.2
70-71 75 2787 693 1494 .464 215 269 .799 - - 376 361 255-5 - - 1601 21.3
71-72 79 3261 770 1788 .431 285 343 .831 - - 446 416 227-1 - - 1825 23.1
72-73 82 3250 717 1665 .431 178 228 .781 - - 414 498 185-2 - - 1612 19.7
73-74 82 3238 649 1445 .449 190 227 .837 100 251 351 448 185-1 105 25 1488 18.1
74-75 82 3220 658 1440 .457 186 223 .834 84 227 311 458 207-1 128 17 1502 18.3
75-76 82 3257 670 1492 .449 212 253 .838 61 252 313 445 183-2 107 20 1552 18.9
76-77 82 3333 638 1488 .429 333 383 .869 87 296 383 492 193-5 118 22 1609 19.6
77-78 46 1641 289 690 .419 103 120 .858 53 127 180 209 109-2 49 7 681 14.8
78-79 47 1455 255 596 .428 79 89 .888 22 106 128 214 100-1 54 4 589 12.5
TOTALS 717 26770 5648 12782 .442 1892 2270 .833 - - 3071 3686 1776-21 561 95 13188 18.3
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Playoff Statistics
71-72 11 432 109 220 .495 40 48 .833 - - 59 58 31-0 - - 258 23.5
72-73 13 583 135 300 .450 49 54 .907 - - 54 83 44-2 - - 319 24.5
73-74 18 765 132 310 .426 34 46 .739 17 58 75 98 56-1 15 2 298 16.6
74-75 11 462 100 227 .441 27 33 .818 18 32 50 63 32-0 11 4 227 20.6
75-76 18 791 165 371 .445 78 95 .821 12 59 71 98 51-0 23 1 408 22.7
76-77 9 395 91 201 .453 28 33 .848 10 29 39 52 27-0 14 0 210 23.3
TOTALS 80 3428 732 1629 .449 256 309 .828 - - 348 452 241-3 63 7 1720 21.5
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