Thursday, October 23, 2014

30 Teams in 30 Days: Boston Celtics

In this chapter of our "30 Teams in 30 Days" series leading up to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, we'll take a closer look at the Boston Celtics, who is still in a rebuilding phase after losing some of the familiar names that many fans loves watching for a good number of years, but one face is still there and hoping to turn things around in "Beantown" this season.

Last season's record: 25-57(4th in Atlantic Division/12th in Eastern Conference)

Head Coach: Brad Stevens(2nd season, 25-57 overall)

Arena: TD Garden(18,624)


When you think of the Boston Celtics, you think about tradition and a legacy of great players that ever donned the Celtic uniform, such as Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale.  In more recent years, many of the fans saw the presence of "The Big 3" in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.  Fast forward to last season, when Brad Stevens took over the reigns in Boston, and his first season was a learning curve for Boston, who of course finished the season with a dismal 25-57 season, but many were concerned about the future of Rajon Rondo, who has somewhat taken over as the face of the organization.

When the season starts for Boston, things could either be on the rise, or on the way down for the Celtics as Stevens enters his second year at the helm in Boston, and with Rondo returning to the lineup, along with a lot of fresh, new faces and familiar names, the Celtics may have a breakout, if not a surprise year in the 2014-15 campaign, which may get fans excited again in Boston, as they look to get back to the playoffs and to hopefully bring home their 18th title in franchise history this season.

Upcoming team previews in the "30 Teams in 30 Days" series:

  • Friday: New York Knicks
  • Saturday: Brooklyn Nets
  • Sunday: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Monday: Washington Wizards
  • Tuesday: Charlotte Hornets

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