Tom Heinsohn
Known for his hard-nosed style of play, yet possessing a superb shooting touch and good body control, Tom Heinsohn was a vital cog in the Boston Celtics' dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s. Chosen as NBA Rookie of the Year in 1957, he helped the Celtics win eight NBA titles during his nine-year tenure, was named to the All-NBA Second Team for four years, and was an All-Star for six. After retiring in 1965, Heinsohn coached the Celtics to two more world championships and was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
G
FG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Pts
PPG
654
.405
.790
5,749
8.8
1,318
2.0
12,194
18.6
Full Name: Thomas William Heinsohn
Born: 8/26/34 in Jersey City, N.J.
High School: St. Michael's (Union City, N.J.)
College: Holy Cross
Drafted by: Boston Celtics, 1956
Height: 6-7; Weight: 218 lbs.
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketbball Hall of Fame (1986); Eight-time NBA champion (1957, 1959-'65); All-NBA Second Team (1961-'64); Six-time NBA All-Star (1957, '61-65); Rookie of the Year (1957).