Team owner Walter Brown personally chose Celtics over Whirlwinds, Olympians, and Unicorns (yes, Unicorns) as the nickname for Boston’s Basketball Association of America team in 1946. Despite the warnings of one of his publicity staffers, who told Brown, “No team with an Irish name has ever won a damned thing in Boston,” Brown liked the winning tradition of the nickname; the New York Celtics were a successful franchise during the 1920s.

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Letter: Remembering Bill Russell in NH

I remember it well. Spring of 1965 and Bill Russell, already with seven championship rings, was in Manchester to draw a crowd to a car or a boat or some other show at the National Guard Armory. Brady High graduates the year before, two classmates,… I need to read more from this story

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2022 NBA Champion Is Still A Free Agent

On August 4, Chris Chiozza still remains a free agent. He was on a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors this past season. He did not play in the NBA Playoffs, but the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals, so he is an NBA Champion. I need to read more from…