Robert Parish, Consultant
Robert Parish works with the team in several capacities, including marketing, sponsorship and community relations. Parish also participates in several new initiatives designed to increase interaction between current and former Celtics players and fans, including meet and greets, appearances and autograph sessions.
Parish, also known as "The Chief," played 21 seasons in the NBA, the career record for most seasons played by an NBA player. In his 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics (1980-81 through 1993-94), Parish helped lead the Celtics to three NBA world championships in 1981, 1984 and 1986. He holds the NBA record for most games played with 1,611, and was named All-NBA second team in 1982 and All-NBA third team in 1983. In addition, he was a nine-time NBA All-Star, including seven consecutive seasons from 1981 through 1987, and also in 1990 and 1991. In 1996, Parish was named one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History", and was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Parish currently ranks second behind John Havlicek all-time in Celtics history in games played with 1,106; second in rebounds behind Bill Russell with 11,051 and third in both minutes played (34,977) and points (18,245). He led the Celtics in rebounding for eight years. His number 00 jersey was retired by the Celtics in a ceremony at the FleetCenter on January 18, 1998.