Tommy Heinsohn: Boston Celtics - Color Analyst
Tom Heinsohn is a true representative of Boston Celtics' pride. His accomplishments as a player were recognized in the retirement of his number 15 and his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Heinsohn donned a Celtics uniform from 1956-1965 and was a principal member of eight championship teams. Heinsohn was selected the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1957, was a member of the All-NBA Second Team four times and was honored with six NBA All-Star Game appearances. He averaged 18.6 points and 8.8 rebounds in 654 regular season contests, and 19.8 points and 9.2 rebound in 104 post-season encounters. Heinsohn was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985-86.
Four years after his retirement as a player, Heinsohn was appointed Celtics head coach. Like his playing career, Heinsohn's coaching tenure was punctuated by prosperity, as he directed the 1974 and 1976 squads to World Championships; won Atlantic Division crowns five times; was voted the NBA's Coach of the Year in 1973; and collected a 427-263 (.619) regular season record and a 47-33 (.588) playoff mark.
Heinsohn is now entering his 25th year telecasting Celtics basketball on FSN New England. He also handled CBS' NBA coverage for seven years and provided commentary for NCAA basketball for four years on CBS. Heinsohn and his telecast partner Mike Gorman Heinsohn make up TV's longest running telecast duo.
When Heinsohn is not covering basketball, he can be found playing golf or painting. Heinsohn is an accomplished artist whose works have graced art shows across the nation. He is also a chartered life underwriter in the insurance field.
Thomas William Heinsohn was born in Jersey City, NJ. He attended St. Michael's High School in Union City, NJ and Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. At Holy Cross, Heinsohn averaged 22.1 points and 15.5 rebounds in 81 contests over four years. During his senior season, in 1955-56, he amassed 27.4 points and 21.1 rebounds in 27 outings. He was a territorial first-round choice of Boston in 1956.
Tom lives in Needham, MA.