1962-63 Boston Celtics Home Jersey From Mitchell & Ness NBA Hardwood Collection, With #6 On Jersey (Bill Russell)
Jersey Number This authentic jersey will have the number 6 on it. This is the number worn by Bill Russell with the 1962-63 Boston Celtics. Please note: the player's name is not on the jersey. If a player's value is measured by the number of championships he helps his team win, then Bil Russell mist be considered the greatest player in the history of basketball. In the process of leading the Boston Celtics to eleven world championships in thirteen years, he completely revolutionized professional basketball with his tencious and intimidating defense. Although Russell is remembered most for his defense and championships, he led the league in rebounding four times and garnered five most valuable player awards. Quality Construction Authentic Materials. Accurate detailing. Exceptional workmanship. These are the hallmarks of Mitchell & Ness's jerseys, jackets, sweaters and felt pennants. The jersey number shown is normally in stock and ready to ship immediately. 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.