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Best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 1.4k votes 239 voters 2.8k views18 items

In their time as an NBA franchise, the Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Red Auerbach would coach the Celtics to their first NBA championship in the 1957. Auerbach would lead the Celtics to nine more championships between 1957 and 1966.

Bill Fitch lead the Celtics to an NBA Finals championship in 1981. Fitch and Auerbach are the only two Celtics head coaches to win an NBA Coach of the Year award.

If you love basketball and the Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
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  • Red Auerbach1
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    AgeDec. at 89 (1917-2006)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • K. C. Jones2
    87
    15

    Age88

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTaylor, Texas

    K. C. Jones (born May 25, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Russell3
    98
    23

    Age86

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWest Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America

    William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #357 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#409 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Doc Rivers4
    97
    23

    Doc Rivers

    2004-13

    Age59

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former... more on Wikipedia

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    #27 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards#48 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Brad Stevens5
    118
    40

    Brad Stevens

    2013-present

    Age44

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Bradley Kent Stevens (born October 22, 1976) is an American professional basketball coach and... more on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 124 The Greatest College Basketball Coaches of All Time#2 of 30 The Best NBA Coaches Right Now

  • Tom Heinsohn6
    77
    13

    Age86

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

    Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Fitch7
    49
    16

    Bill Fitch

    1979-83

    Age86

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa

    William Charles Fitch (born May 19, 1932) is an American former National Basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Dave Cowens8
    37
    23

    Age72

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewport, Kentucky

    David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #88 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#34 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • Tom Sanders9
    28
    21

    Tom Sanders

    1978
  • Chris Ford10
    29
    26

    Chris Ford

    1990-95

    Age71

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAtlantic City, New Jersey

    Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Jim O'Brien11
    23
    31

    Jim O'Brien

    2001-04

    Age68

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    James Francis Xavier O'Brien (born February 11, 1952) is an American basketball coach.
  • Alvin Julian12
    18
    24

    Alvin Julian

    1948-50
  • John Carroll13
    18
    25

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Carroll (born November 8, 1955) is an American basketball coach, currently an assistant... more on Wikipedia
  • Rajon Rondo14
    25
    37

    Rajon Rondo

    Los Angeles Lakers

    Age34

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    #84 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#8 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

  • M. L. Carr15
    22
    35

    M. L. Carr

    1995-97

    Age69

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWallace, North Carolina

    Michael Leon Carr (born January 9, 1951) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Jimmy Rodgers16
    13
    26

    Age77

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Donald Rodgers (born March 12, 1943) is an American former basketball coach and team... more on Wikipedia
  • John Russell17
    11
    25

    John Russell

    1946-48

    AgeDec. at 71 (1902-1973)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John "Honey" Russell (May 31, 1902 – November 15, 1973) was an American basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • Rick Pitino18
    23
    56

    Rick Pitino

    1997-2001

    Age68

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Andrew Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is an American basketball coach, who last... more on Wikipedia