1985-86 Boston Celtics Home Warm-up Jacket From Mitchell & Ness NBA Hardwood Collection, With Larry Bird's name 'Bird' On Back Of Jacket (Larry Bird)
This style jacket has been worn by many of the greatest Celtics of all time. Great sixth men like Kevin McHale, Bill Walton, and John Havlicek started every game sitting and watching in this warm up jacket. Larry Bird liked the jacket so much, he did not take it off while winning one of his three consecutive three-point shootout competitions.
This authentic jacket will have the name 'Bird' on it. This is the same style jersey worn by Larry Bird with the 1985-86 Boston Celtics.
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Larry Bird, the Living Legend, is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. He came from a hard-scrabble little town in southern Indiana to win the loyal and unwavering support of Celtics fans, (the most steadfast and loyal in all of sports). Bird captured rookie of the year honors in the 1979-80 season and was named to twelve NBA All-Star games, being named the All-Star game MVP in 1982. From 1984 thru 1986, Bird captured three consecutive MVP awards. Bird had superb vision, wonderfully strong hands, and, most importantly, an intutive sense of how to use his athletic gifts instantly and to their maximum effect. While leading the Boston Celtics to three NBA titles, he was twice named MVP of the NBA Finals. After an illustrious playing career, Bird went back home again to Indiana to capture "Coach of the Year" honors in his coaching debut with the Indiana Pacers.
June 6, 1946, marked the birth of the Boston Celtics. Club owner, Walter Brown, named the team "Celtics" from the old "Original Celtics" in New York (1914-40). Arnold "Red" Auerbach was hired by Brown to coach the team for the 1950-51 season. When the Chicago Stags folded, its three guards names were put in a hat. Auerbach picked Bob Cousy's name out of the hat. In 1950, the Celtics chose Chuck Cooper of Duquesne as the first-African-American draft choice in the NBA. Brown and Auerbach selected Bill Russell out of the University of San Francisco in the 1956 draft and thus began a legacy in basketball never to be duplicated.
In their inaugural season, the Boston Celtics finished 22-38. Although the team did not achieve a winning record, they had many colorful and interesting players.