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June 18, 2008

A look back at the 17 titles

Celtics championship seasons

Titles%Regular Season%Coach%Record%Place% Leading Scorer% Playoff record%Finals opponent

1%1956-57%Red Auerbach%44-28%1st% Bill Sharman (21.1)%7-3%St. Louis Hawks

2%1958-59%Red Auerbach%52-20%1st% Bill Sharman (20.4)%8-3%Minneapolis Lakers

3%1959-60%Red Auerbach%59-16%1st% Tom Heinsohn (21.7)%8-5%St. Louis Hawks

4%1960-61%Red Auerbach%57-22%1st% Tom Heinsohn (21.3)%8-2%St. Louis Hawks

5%1961-62%Red Auerbach%60-20%1st% Tom Heinsohn (22.1)%8-6%Los Angeles Lakers

6%1962-63%Red Auerbach%58-22%1st% Sam Jones (19.7)%8-5%Los Angeles Lakers

7%1963-64%Red Auerbach%59-21%1st% John Havlicek (19.9)%8-2%San Francisco Warriors

8%1964-65%Red Auerbach%62-18%1st% Sam Jones (25.9)%8-4%Los Angeles Lakers

9%1965-66%Red Auerbach%54-26%2nd% Sam Jones (23.5)%11-6%Los Angeles Lakers

10%1967-68%Bill Russell%54-28%2nd% Sam Jones (21.3)%12-7%Los Angeles Lakers

11%1968-69%Bill Russell%48-34%4th% John Havlicek (21.6)%12-6%Los Angeles Lakers

12%1973-74%Tom Heinsohn%56-26%1st% John Havlicek (22.6)%12-6%Milwaukee Bucks

13%1975-76%Tom Heinsohn%54-28%1st% Dave Cowens (19.0)%12-6%Phoenix Suns

14%1980-81%Bill Fitch%62-20%1st% Larry Bird (21.2)%12-5%Houston Rockets

15%1983-84%K.C. Jones%62-20%1st% Larry Bird (24.2)%15-8%Los Angeles Lakers

16%1985-86%K.C. Jones%67-15%1st% Larry Bird (25.8)%15-3%Houston Rockets

17%2007-08%Doc Rivers%66-16%1st% Paul Pierce (21.8)%16-10%Los Angeles Lakers

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