Head Coach: Brad Stevens
The Boston Celtics are based in Boston, Massachusetts, and compete in the NBA as part of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Initiated in 1946 as one of the first eight NBA teams to survive the league’s first decade, the Celtics has been playing their home games at the TD Garden since. The Celtics are known for their rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers and have played them 12 times in the NBA Finals, of which the Celtics have claimed 9 victories.
After recording 16 championships in the 20th century, the team faced difficulties in the 1990s, but again rose to win a championship title in 2008 with the “Big Three” leading the team, featuring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen, following the original “Big Three” that included Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish.
Overall, the Celtics are the most successful NBA franchise in history, with 17 championship titles, which accounts for 23.9 percent of all league’s championships since the establishment of the NBA.