The Boston Globe Story of the Celtics

1946-Present: The Inside Stories and Acclaimed Reporting on the NBA’s Banner Franchise

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By The Boston Globe

By Chad Finn

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Experience the illustrious and passionate history of The Boston Celtics, one of NBA’s most popular franchises, as it happened through the articles, features, and lens of their hometown and national news outlet, The Boston Globe.

The NBA has existed nearly 80 years, championing the game of basketball around the U.S. and the world. Of all the Finals played, one franchise, The Boston Celtics, has ended up hoisting the trophy nearly 25% of the time, with a league leading 17 NBA titles. While Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown make headlines in today's era of Celtics basketball, The Boston Globe has covered it all since 1946.

The Boston Globe Story of the Celtics collects more than 350 articles chronicling the team’s rich history as told through the best sports writing and coverage by Globe reporters, led by veteran sports columnist and author of The Boston Globe Story of the Red Sox, Chad Finn. Relive iconic moments like John Havlicek’s steal, Larry Bird’s 60-point game, and the assembling of 2008’s “Big Three” of Pierce, Garnett, and Allen. Read how players like Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and Isaiah Thomas performed under the lights of TD Garden. ​Black-and-white photographs throughout illustrate every era up to the 2024 season in this special archive brought to you by two beloved Boston teams.


On Sale
Oct 8, 2024
Page Count
464 pages

The Boston Globe

About the Author

The Boston Globe, a 27-time Pulitzer Prize winner for outstanding national and local journalism, is a leading daily metro newspaper and has served Greater Boston and New England for 150 years. With the largest newsroom in the region, the Globe produces award-winning news, analysis, and entertainment and hosts community events that connect millions of readers to stories and ideas of critical importance to their communities. 

Chad Finn is a sports and media columnist at The Boston Globe, where he has worked since 2003. He authored The Boston Globe Story of the Red Sox in 2023, and has won multiple Associated Press Sports Editors national awards. In 2020, '21, and '22 he was voted Favorite Sportswriter in Boston in the Channel Media Market Survey.

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