BOSTON (April 9, 2010) - Boston Celtics Legend Bob Cousy along with Co-owners Wyc Grousbeck and Stephen Pagliuca presented the Red Auerbach Award to Rajon Rondo. The award is given to a Celtics player who best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Celtic through performance on the court and off.

"Rajon Rondo deserves this award because he has proved that not only can you be a great basketball player but you can be an amazing role model in the Boston community and off the court," Boston Celtics Co-owner and Ceo Wyc Grousbeck said. "I am proud to have someone like Rajon as a Boston Celtic because he exemplifies what it means to be a true Celtic."

This award is named in honor of legendary coach, General Manager, and President of the Boston Celtics, the late Arnold "Red" Auerbach. The presentation took place prior to tonight's 7:30 PM tip-off against the Washington Wizards at the TD Garden. The Red Auerbach Award was created in 2006. Previous recipients include Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Al Jefferson and Ray Allen.