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As player:

2× NBA champion (1984, 1986) NBA All-Star (1988) John R. Wooden Award
John R. Wooden Award
(1981) NABC Player of the Year
NABC Player of the Year
(1981) Consensus first-team All-American (1981) Third-team All-American – NABC (1980) WAC Player of the Year (1981) 4× First-team All-WAC (1978–1981) No. 22 retired by BYU

As executive:

NBA champion (2008) NBA Executive of the Year (2008)

Career NBA statistics

Points 11,964 (11.5 ppg)

Assists 4,199 (4.0 apg)

Steals 1,133 (1.1 spg)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959) is an American basketball executive and former professional basketball and baseball player. Ainge is currently the general manager and President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ainge was an outstanding high school athlete. He is the only person to be named a high school first team All-American in football, basketball, and baseball. At Brigham Young University, he was named national basketball college player of the year and won the John R. Wooden Award for the most outstanding male college basketball player. While in college, Ainge also played parts of three seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
of Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB), mostly as a second baseman. He was then drafted into the NBA by the Celtics. Ainge completed 14 seasons, playing for the Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
and Phoenix Suns, primarily as a shooting guard. He went on to coach the Suns for three seasons before joining management of the Celtics, with whom Ainge has three NBA Championships to his credit (two as a player, one as President/GM).

Contents

1 Early sports playing career 2 Baseball
Baseball
career 3 NBA career 4 Post-basketball playing career 5 Personal life 6 NBA career statistics

6.1 Regular season 6.2 Playoffs

7 Head coaching record 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early sports playing career[edit] Born in Eugene, Oregon, Ainge starred in high school on his football team and led North Eugene High School
North Eugene High School
to back-to-back state basketball championships in 1976 and 1977, earning all-state honors both years; he was considered one of the top prep football recruits in the state of Oregon. As a junior, he was named to the 1977 Parade magazine High School All-America team. Ainge is the only person to be a high school first team All-American in football, basketball, and baseball. Ainge played basketball at Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University
(BYU) and became a household name[peacock term] after hitting one of the best-known shots in NCAA March Madness history against Notre Dame in 1981.[citation needed] His coast-to-coast drive with seven seconds remaining gave the Cougars a one-point win. Ainge concluded his senior year by winning the Eastman Award, as well as the John R. Wooden Award—given to the best collegiate player in the nation. During his four-year career at BYU, Ainge was an All-American, a two-time First Team Academic All-American, the WAC Player of the Year and a four-time All-WAC selection. He concluded his college career having scored in double figures in 112 consecutive games, an NCAA record at that time. Baseball
Baseball
career[edit]

Danny Ainge

Second baseman

Born: (1959-03-17) March 17, 1959 (age 59) Eugene, Oregon

Batted: Right Threw: Right

MLB debut

May 21, 1979, for the Toronto Blue Jays

Last MLB appearance

September 22, 1981, for the Toronto Blue Jays

MLB statistics

Batting average .220

Home runs 2

Runs batted in 37

Teams

Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
(1979–1981)

Ainge was selected in baseball's 1977 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made it to the major leagues with the Blue Jays in 1979 while still in college. Mostly a second baseman, he played third base and outfield positions as well, hitting .220 in his baseball career with 2 home runs and 146 hits in 211 games. He is the youngest player in Blue Jays history to hit a home run, at 20 years and 77 days. After three years with the Blue Jays, Ainge decided to pursue a career in basketball and was chosen in the 1981 NBA draft
NBA draft
by the Boston Celtics, who had to buy out Ainge's contract from the Blue Jays after a legal battle. NBA career[edit] Not everything went well for Ainge in basketball at first. According to Larry Bird
Larry Bird
in his autobiography Drive: The Story of My Life, Ainge had a terrible first day of practice, "shooting 0–2547". Celtics' head coach at the time, Bill Fitch, gave Ainge a rough time, saying his batting average was better than his shooting percentage on the basketball court. But Ainge became an important piece of the team that won the NBA title in 1984 and 1986, and a major contributor to the mid to late-1980s Celtics teams. Ainge was known as a hard-nosed player, often infuriating opponents with his brash personality. He also had a reputation for complaining about a lack of calls his way, frequently complaining when calls were not made in his favor. This earned him the nickname "The Moaning Mormon." In a 1983 playoff game against Atlanta, he exchanged blows with the 7 foot 1 inch Tree Rollins. In retaliation for being called a sissy, Rollins elbowed Ainge in the face, who then tackled Rollins and the two began wrestling. Tree bit Ainge's middle finger so hard that it required two stitches to keep the tendon together. Ainge was ejected from the contest for initiating the fight. The incident prompted the headline "Tree Bites Man" on the April 25, 1983 Boston Herald.[1] Also, while playing for the Phoenix Suns, Ainge got into a tussle with Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
at mid court and both were given a technical foul. In a 1994 postseason game, Ainge rifled an inbounding pass at the head of Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
guard Mario Elie, striking him in the face, snapping his neck back.[2][3][4] In 1989, Ainge was traded to the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
for young center Joe Kleine, whom the Celtics saw as a possible successor to the aging Robert Parish, and Ed Pinckney. In 1990, Ainge was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
for Byron Irvin and draft picks. Being a native of Oregon, he was considered a hometown favorite by Blazers fans. He helped the Blazers reach the 1992 NBA Finals, only to succumb to the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
in six games. On June 5, he scored nine points in the extra period to tie an all-time NBA record for most points in an overtime during a finals game. After the 1991–92 season, Ainge became a free agent. He had stated in media interviews that he ideally wanted to stay in Portland and would contact Blazers management before seriously entertaining offers from other teams. On July 1, 1992, however, Ainge signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
on his first day of free agency. The Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
were a team looking for a new identity. They inaugurated a new home (America West Arena), hired a new head coach (Paul Westphal), and acquired a new superstar (Charles Barkley). The team also redesigned their logo and uniform when they signed free agent Ainge prior to the 1992–93 season, figuring that his experience would help the team during the playoffs. Ainge responded by scoring 11.8 points per game as the Suns went 62–20 that year and reached the NBA finals, where they lost to Michael Jordan's Bulls in six games. On January 18, 1994, he became the second man ever to hit 900 three-point shots in NBA history (he made 1,002 three pointers for his career), and he scored 11,964 points for an average of 11.5 points per game, 2,768 rebounds for an average of 2.7, and 4,199 assists, an average of four per game, over 1,042 NBA games. Ainge retired after the 1994–95 season. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. Post-basketball playing career[edit] While a player with the Blue Jays, Ainge opened a national chain of hat stores which he has since sold. He has volunteered his time at a number of charitable organizations and has held a number of jobs since retiring. He became head coach of the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
in 1996. His resignation from the Suns coaching job was a sudden one; he cited a need to spend more time with his family. He was replaced by assistant coach Scott Skiles. In 2003, he was hired as the Executive Director of Basketball
Basketball
Operations for the Celtics. Ainge also served as a commentator for the NBA on TNT. Ainge has often been controversial in his role as a Celtics executive, trading popular players such as three-time All-Star Antoine Walker (earning himself the nickname "Trader Dan") and having personality conflicts with then-head coach Jim O'Brien (which eventually led to O'Brien's departure to the Philadelphia 76ers). However, Ainge kept the support of both the Celtics' ownership group and—perhaps most importantly—legendary former head coach Red Auerbach, who was employed by the team as a "senior assistant" until his death in October 2006. The 2006–07 Celtics finished with a 24–58 record, second-worst in the team's history. Following the season, Paul Pierce, team captain and face of the franchise, expressed frustration with the team's failures. He requested a trade to a contender if management were unable to acquire veteran talent of Pierce's caliber. Ainge responded with two bold moves that changed the franchise's fortunes almost overnight: the 2007 trades for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
and the Seattle SuperSonics' Ray Allen immediately returned the Celtics to the ranks of the NBA's elite franchises for the first time since the early 1990s. Together with Pierce, they formed a new "Big Three" and led the Celtics to the NBA's best record (66–16) during the 2007–08 season. It was the most dramatic single-season improvement in league history (42 wins more than the previous year), and it earned Ainge the NBA Executive of the Year Award. Boston
Boston
faced the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
in the 2008 NBA Finals, renewing the long rivalry between the two teams. The Celtics won the series in six games, giving the franchise its 17th NBA championship. Danny Ainge held the trophy for the first time since winning in 1986. In October 2008, after the Celtics' championship season, he was promoted to President of Basketball
Basketball
Operations.[5] On May 3, 2010 Ainge was fined $25K for tossing a towel to distract a Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
player shooting a free throw during game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.[1] In 2014, Ainge traded Garnett and Pierce, along with Jason Terry
Jason Terry
and D.J. White, to the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets
in exchange for five players plus the Nets' first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018.[6] Boston
Boston
also received the rights to swap picks with Brooklyn in 2017.[7] It is widely considered one of the most lopsided trades in league history.[8] On August 22, 2017, Ainge made another blockbuster deal, trading All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, as well as Jae Crowder, Ante Žižić and the rights to the Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick, to the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
for All-Star Kyrie Irving.[9] Personal life[edit] Ainge and his wife, Michelle, currently reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts; they have six children (Ashlee, Austin, Tanner, Taylor, Cooper and Crew). Austin Ainge is director of player personnel for the Boston
Boston
Celtics[10] and like his father, played basketball at BYU. Tanner Ainge
Tanner Ainge
is a lawyer and a former political candidate. Ainge's nephew, Erik Ainge, was the starting quarterback on the football team at the University of Tennessee[11] and was selected by the New York Jets
New York Jets
in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Ainge and his family are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in which Ainge serves as a bishop. Ainge suffered a mild heart attack in 2009.[12] NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

† Denotes seasons in which Ainge won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1981–82 Boston 53 1 10.6 .357 .294 .862 1.1 1.6 0.7 0.1 4.1

1982–83 Boston 80 76 25.6 .496 .172 .742 2.7 3.1 1.4 0.1 9.9

1983–84† Boston 71 3 16.3 .460 .273 .821 1.6 2.3 0.6 0.1 5.4

1984–85 Boston 75 73 34.2 .529 .268 .868 3.6 5.3 1.6 0.1 12.9

1985–86† Boston 80 78 30.1 .504 .356 .904 2.9 5.1 1.2 0.1 10.7

1986–87 Boston 71 66 35.2 .486 .443 .897 3.4 5.6 1.4 0.2 14.8

1987–88 Boston 81 81 37.3 .491 .415 .878 3.1 6.2 1.4 0.2 15.7

1988–89 Boston 45 28 30.0 .460 .374 .891 3.4 4.8 1.2 0.0 15.9

1988–89 Sacramento 28 26 36.7 .452 .387 .813 3.6 6.7 1.5 0.3 20.3

1989–90 Sacramento 75 68 36.4 .438 .374 .831 4.3 6.0 1.5 0.2 17.9

1990–91 Portland 80 0 21.4 .472 .406 .826 2.6 3.6 0.8 0.2 11.1

1991–92 Portland 81 6 19.7 .442 .339 .824 1.8 2.5 0.9 0.2 9.7

1992–93 Phoenix 80 0 27.0 .462 .403 .848 2.7 3.3 0.9 0.1 11.8

1993–94 Phoenix 68 1 22.9 .417 .328 .830 1.9 2.6 0.8 0.1 8.9

1994–95 Phoenix 74 1 18.6 .460 .364 .808 1.5 2.8 0.6 0.1 7.7

Career[13] 1042 508 26.6 .469 .378 .846 2.7 4.0 1.1 0.1 11.5

All-Star 1 0 19.0 .364 .750 .500 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 12.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1982 Boston 10 0 12.9 .422 .500 .769 1.3 1.1 0.2 0.1 5.0

1983 Boston 7 7 28.7 .389 .400 .727 2.0 3.6 0.7 0.1 9.4

1984† Boston 19 0 13.3 .456 .222 .700 0.8 2.0 0.5 0.1 4.8

1985 Boston 21 21 32.7 .466 .438 .769 2.8 5.8 1.5 0.0 11.0

1986† Boston 18 18 36.2 .554 .412 .867 4.2 5.2 2.3 0.1 15.6

1987 Boston 20 19 38.1 .487 .438 .861 2.6 4.6 1.2 0.2 14.8

1988 Boston 17 17 39.4 .386 .328 .881 3.1 6.4 0.5 0.1 11.6

1991 Portland 16 0 17.3 .448 .306 .821 1.8 1.9 0.8 0.2 8.0

1992 Portland 21 0 21.4 .479 .404 .830 1.9 2.3 0.7 0.0 10.6

1993 Phoenix 24 0 24.6 .376 .413 .872 2.5 2.3 0.5 0.1 8.1

1994 Phoenix 10 0 23.0 .458 .425 .714 2.3 2.1 0.6 0.1 8.6

1995 Phoenix 10 0 13.7 .500 .462 .909 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 6.0

Career[13] 193 82 26.1 .456 .397 .829 2.3 3.4 0.9 0.1 9.9

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

Phoenix 1996–97 74 40 34 .541 4th in Pacific 5 2 3 .400 Lost in First Round

Phoenix 1997–98 82 56 26 .683 3rd in Pacific 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First Round

Phoenix 1998–99 50 27 23 .540 3rd in Pacific 3 0 3 .000 Lost in First Round

Phoenix 1999–2000 20 13 7 .650 (resigned) — — — — –

Career

226 136 90 .602

12 3 9 .250

See also[edit]

List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
players with 1000 games played List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career playoff 3-point scoring leaders List of multi-sport athletes

References[edit]

^ "'Tree Bites Man' Entered Basketball
Basketball
Lexicon 29 Years Ago Tuesday When Tree Rollins Bit Danny Ainge". 24 April 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2016.  ^ " Basketball
Basketball
Suns Ainge is Fined $5,000 by NBA". The New York Times. 1995-05-18. Retrieved 2009-04-18.  ^ Ainge vs Mario Ellie (1994 West Semis) - Danny doesn't forget (by Sole Records). 23 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2016 – via YouTube.  ^ Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge
Hits Mario Ellie RIGHT IN THE FACE!!! BOOOOOM. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2016 – via YouTube.  ^ " Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
extend deal of president of basketball operations Danny Ainge". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.  ^ https://www.facebook.com/neil.greenberg?fref=ts. "Analysis Worst NBA trade ever? 2014 Nets-Celtics trade would have to outdo these four duds". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-04.  ^ "Nets Acquire NBA Champions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
and Jason Terry". The Official Site of the Brooklyn Nets. Retrieved 2017-08-04.  ^ "Analysis Worst NBA trade ever? 2014 Nets-Celtics trade would have to outdo these four duds". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-04.  ^ "Celtics Acquire Four-Time All-Star Kyrie Irving". NBA.com. August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.  ^ "A.Ainge named director of player personnel". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.  ^ " New York Jets
New York Jets
QB Erik Ainge
Erik Ainge
opens up about his years of drug abuse and his ongoing battle with addiction and mental illness". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.  ^ "NBA.com: Celtics GM Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge
has mild heart attack". Archived from the original on 20 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.  ^ a b Danny Ainge, basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 1, 2012.

External links[edit]

Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge
at BYUCougars.com Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball
Baseball
Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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Current heads of basketball operations in the National Basketball Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge
( Boston
Boston
Celtics) Sean Marks
Sean Marks
(Brooklyn Nets) Scott Perry (New York Knicks) Bryan Colangelo
Bryan Colangelo
(Philadelphia 76ers) Masai Ujiri
Masai Ujiri
(Toronto Raptors)

Central

John Paxson (Chicago Bulls) Koby Altman (Cleveland Cavaliers) Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
(Detroit Pistons) Kevin Pritchard
Kevin Pritchard
(Indiana Pacers) Jon Horst (Milwaukee Bucks)

Southeast

Travis Schlenk (Atlanta Hawks) Buzz Peterson
Buzz Peterson
(interim) (Charlotte Hornets) Pat Riley
Pat Riley
(Miami Heat) John Hammond (Orlando Magic) Ernie Grunfeld
Ernie Grunfeld
(Washington Wizards)

Western Conference

Northwest

Tim Connelly & Artūras Karnišovas (Denver Nuggets) Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau
(Minnesota Timberwolves) Sam Presti (Oklahoma City Thunder) Neil Olshey (Portland Trail Blazers) Dennis Lindsey (Utah Jazz)

Pacific

Bob Myers
Bob Myers
(Golden State Warriors) Michael Winger (Los Angeles Clippers) Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
& Rob Pelinka
Rob Pelinka
(Los Angeles Lakers) Ryan McDonough (Phoenix Suns) Vlade Divac
Vlade Divac
(Sacramento Kings)

Southwest

Donnie Nelson
Donnie Nelson
(Dallas Mavericks) Daryl Morey
Daryl Morey
(Houston Rockets) Chris Wallace (Memphis Grizzlies) Dell Demps (New Orleans Pelicans) R. C. Buford (San Antonio Spurs)

Note: Those listed here either hold the title President of Basketball Operations or General Manager, or both.

Danny Ainge

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Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
head coaches

Johnny Kerr
Johnny Kerr
(1968–1969) Jerry Colangelo
Jerry Colangelo
# (1970) Cotton Fitzsimmons (1970–1972) Butch van Breda Kolff (1972) Jerry Colangelo
Jerry Colangelo
(1972–1973) John MacLeod (1973–1987) Dick Van Arsdale # (1987) John Wetzel (1987–1988) Cotton Fitzsimmons (1988–1992) Paul Westphal
Paul Westphal
(1992–1996) Cotton Fitzsimmons (1996) Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge
(1996–1999) Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles
(1999–2002) Frank Johnson (2002–2003) Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni
(2003–2008) Terry Porter
Terry Porter
(2008–2009) Alvin Gentry
Alvin Gentry
(2009–2013) Lindsey Hunter
Lindsey Hunter
# (2013) Jeff Hornacek
Jeff Hornacek
(2013–2016) Earl Watson
Earl Watson
(2016–2017) Jay Triano
Jay Triano
# (2017– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Boston
Boston
Celtics

Founded in 1946 Based in Boston, Massachusetts

Franchise

Franchise Team history All-time roster Seasons Accomplishments Head coaches Current season

Arenas

Boston
Boston
Arena Boston
Boston
Garden Hartford Civic Center TD Garden

Administration

Boston
Boston
Basketball
Basketball
Partners (owner) Wyc Grousbeck (CEO) Wyc Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca (managing partners) Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge
(General manager) Brad Stevens
Brad Stevens
(Head coach)

General managers

Brown Auerbach Volk Wallace Ainge

Retired numbers

00 1 2 3 6 10 14 15 16 17 18 LOSCY 19 21 22 23 24 25 31 32 33 34 35 MIC

Hall of Famers

Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
Hall of Famers

G League affiliate

Maine Red Claws

Rivalries

Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers

Culture

Celtic Pride Greatest game ever played Tommy Points "Love ya, Cooz!" Close, but no cigar! Bill Russell Beat L.A. Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies Mike Gorman Johnny Most "Havlicek stole the ball!" Henderson steals the ball! Bird steals the ball! Boston
Boston
Garden North Station Larry Legend DJ The Chief The Truth The Sports Museum
The Sports Museum
of New England

NBA Championships (17)

1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1969 1974 1976 1981 1984 1986 2008

Eastern Conference Championships (21)

1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1969 1974 1976 1981 1984 1985 1986 1987 2008 2010

Media

TV NBC Sports Boston Radio WBZ-FM Announcers Mike Gorman Tom Heinsohn Brian Scalabrine Sean Grande Cedric Maxwell John Wallach

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NBA on TNT

Related programs

Inside the NBA

Shaqtin' a Fool

NBA on TBS NBA All-Star Weekend NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship

commentators

NBA Awards

Related articles

Ratings NBA TV NBA 07

Commentators

Play-by-play

Marv Albert Brian Anderson Gary Bender Tim Brando Mike Breen Kevin Calabro Skip Caray Matt Devlin Jim Durham Kevin Harlan Jim Huber Verne Lundquist Bob Neal Mel Proctor Dick Stockton Pete Van Wieren

Color commentators

Danny Ainge Brent Barry Rick Barry Hubie Brown P. J. Carlesimo Rex Chapman Doug Collins Chuck Daly Mike Dunleavy Sr. Mike Fratello Jack Givens Grant Hill Steve Kerr Kevin McHale Reggie Miller Doc Rivers Steve Smith John Thompson Jeff Van Gundy Dick Versace Chris Webber

Sideline reporters

David Aldridge Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Lewis Johnson Allie LaForce Kristen Ledlow Cheryl Miller Pam Oliver Craig Sager Marty Snider Tracy Wolfson

Studio hosts

Vince Cellini Marc Fein Ernie Johnson Jr. Bob Lorenz Casey Stern Matt Winer

Studio analysts

Charles Barkley Magic Johnson Lisa Leslie Kevin McHale Shaquille O'Neal Gary Payton Kenny Smith Reggie Theus Isiah Thomas

NBA Drafts

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

All-Star Game

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Lore

Music Christmas Day NBA outdoor games Disputed foul against Scottie Pippen

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Related programs

NBA on TNT NBA All-Star Weekend NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship

Related articles

Ratings Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
broadcasters

Key figures

Marv Albert Tim Brando Kevin Calabro Chip Caray Skip Caray Jim Durham Mike Gorman Kevin Harlan Verne Lundquist Bob Neal Mel Proctor Dick Stockton Ron Thulin Pete Van Wieren

Color commentators

Danny Ainge John Andariese Rick Barry Hubie Brown Quinn Buckner Doug Collins Chuck Daly Mike Fratello Walt Frazier Jack Givens Mike Glenn Rod Hundley Steve Jones John MacLeod Don Nelson Bill Raftery Doc Rivers Oscar Robertson Bill Russell John Thompson Dick Versace Bill Walton

Studio hosts

Vince Cellini Fred Hickman Ernie Johnson Jr.

Studio analysts

Scott Hastings Kenny Smith Reggie Theus Peter Vecsey

Sideline reporters

Kevin Kiley Cheryl Miller Craig Sager

Contributors

Bryan Burwell Jim Huber

NBA Drafts

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Music

"The Payback" "Takin' Care of Business" "Bad" "Higher Ground"

Lore

Christmas Day Celtics–Pistons rivalry

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Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
1983–84 NBA champions

00 Parish 3 Johnson 8 Wedman 28 Buckner 30 Carr 31 Maxwell 32 McHale 33 Bird (Finals MVP) 40 Clark 43 Henderson 44 Ainge 50 Kite

Head coach Jones

Assistant coaches Rodgers Ford

Regular season Playoffs

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Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
1985–86 NBA champions

00 Parish 3 Johnson 5 Walton 8 Wedman 11 Vincent 12 Sichting 32 McHale 33 Bird (Finals MVP) 34 Carlisle 44 Ainge 45 Thirdkill 50 Kite

Head coach Jones

Assistant coaches Rodgers Ford Badger

Regular season Playoffs

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1981 NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Mark Aguirre Danny Ainge Steve Johnson Ralph Sampson Isiah Thomas

Second Team

Sam Bowie Jeff Lamp Durand Macklin Kelly Tripucka Danny Vranes Al Wood

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John R. Wooden Men's Player of the Year Award winners

1977: M. Johnson 1978: P. Ford 1979: Bird 1980: Griffith 1981: Ainge 1982: Sampson 1983: Sampson 1984: Jordan 1985: Mullin 1986: Berry 1987: D. Robinson 1988: Manning 1989: Elliott 1990: Simmons 1991: L. Johnson 1992: Laettner 1993: Cheaney 1994: G. Robinson 1995: O'Bannon 1996: Camby 1997: Duncan 1998: Jamison 1999: Brand 2000: Martin 2001: Battier 2002: Williams 2003: T. J. Ford 2004: Nelson 2005: Bogut 2006: Redick 2007: Durant 2008: Hansbrough 2009: Griffin 2010: Turner 2011: Fredette 2012: Davis 2013: Burke 2014: McDermott 2015: Kaminsky 2016: Hield 2017: Mason III 2018: Brunson

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NABC Player of the Year

1975: Thompson 1976: May 1977: M. Johnson 1978: Ford 1979: Bird 1980: Brooks 1981: Ainge 1982: Sampson 1983: Sampson 1984: Jordan 1985: Ewing 1986: Berry 1987: D. Robinson 1988: Manning 1989: Elliott 1990: Simmons 1991: L. Johnson 1992: Laettner 1993: Cheaney 1994: G. Robinson 1995: Respert 1996: Camby 1997: Duncan 1998: Jamison 1999: Brand 2000: Martin 2001: Williams 2002: Gooden & Williams 2003: Collison 2004: Nelson & Okafor 2005: Bogut 2006: Morrison & Redick 2007: Durant 2008: Hansbrough 2009: Griffin 2010: Turner 2011: Fredette 2012: Green 2013: Burke 2014: McDermott 2015: Kaminsky 2016: Valentine 2017: Mason 2018: Brunson

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Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Player of the Year

1981: Ainge 1982: Garnett 1983: Cage, Durrant & Mannion 1984: Cage 1985: Saarelainen 1986: Watson 1987: Dembo 1988: Smith 1989: Hardaway 1990: Mitchell 1991: Grant 1992: Slater 1993: Grant 1994: Brown 1995: Van Horn 1996: Van Horn 1997: Carter & Van Horn 1998: Nailon & Shields 1999: Miller & Sasser 2000: Alexander 2001: Ely 2002: Ely 2003: Ross 2004: Snyder 2005: Fazekas 2006: Fazekas 2007: Fazekas 2008: Carroll 2009: Wilkinson 2010: Babbitt 2011: Wesley 2012: Burton 2013: Barone 2014: Mullings 2015: Harrison 2016: Siakam 2017: Baker 2018: Jones

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1981 NBA Draft

First round

Mark Aguirre Isiah Thomas Buck Williams Al Wood Danny Vranes Orlando Woolridge Steve Johnson Tom Chambers Rolando Blackman Albert King Frank Johnson Kelly Tripucka Danny Schayes Herb Williams Jeff Lamp Darnell Valentine Kevin Loder Ray Tolbert Mike McGee Larry Nance Alton Lister Franklin Edwards Charles Bradley

Second round

Jay Vincent Tracy Jackson Brian Jackson Howard Wood Gene Banks Eddie Johnson Ed Rains Danny Ainge Mike Olliver Sam Williams Ken Green Charles Davis Ray Blume Al Leslie Clyde Bradshaw Harvey Knuckles Greg Cook Claude Gregory Elvis Rolle Elston Turner Steve Lingenfelter Ed Turner Vernon Smith

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NBA Executive of the Year Award

1973: Axelson 1974: Donovan 1975: Vertlieb 1976: J. Colangelo 1977: Patterson 1978: Drossos 1979: Ferry 1980: Auerbach 1981: J. Colangelo 1982: Ferry 1983: Volchok 1984: Layden 1985: Boryla 1986: Kasten 1987: Kasten 1988: Krause 1989: J. Colangelo 1990: Bass 1991: Buckwalter 1992: Embry 1993: J. Colangelo 1994: Whitsitt 1995: West 1996: Krause 1997: Bass 1998: Embry 1999: Petrie 2000: Gabriel 2001: Petrie 2002: Thorn 2003: Dumars 2004: West 2005: B. Colangelo 2006: Baylor 2007: B. Colangelo 2008: Ainge 2009: Warkentien 2010: Hammond 2011: Forman & Riley 2012: Bird 2013: Ujiri 2014: Buford 2015: Myers 2016: Buford 2017: Myers

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 210307

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