August 2, 1989 |
The Boston Celtics, taking the view that 6-foot-10 Dino Radja was an amateur with his former Yugoslavian basketball club, have signed him to a one-year contract in the very professional National Basketball Assn. "I feel very nice now," said Radja after his first official NBA workout with the Celtics at Brandeis University on Tuesday, but he admitted that he felt bad that his Yugoslavian team, Jugoplastika, had been unsupportive and uncooperative in his pursuit of a basketball career in the NBA.
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October 22, 2008 |
Harry Mangurian Jr., 82, a former owner of the Boston Celtics and renowned horse breeder, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after an eight-month battle with leukemia. Mangurian owned the Celtics from 1979-83, a tenure that included an NBA championship in 1981 and the signings of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, who became stars for the pro basketball team. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mangurian was successful at numerous business ventures, including his start as owner of a family-run furniture store and as a breeder of champion thoroughbreds on the 1,100-acre Mockingbird Farm in Ocala, Fla.
June 30, 1990 |
Colorado State forward Mike Mitchell, snubbed in the NBA draft Wednesday, will have a tryout with the Boston Celtics, according to his agent. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell was invited to the Celtics' July 21 camp, and his agent, Fred Slaughter of Santa Monica, began negotiations with the team Thursday. Mitchell, who played for Mater Dei High School, led Colorado State in scoring (19.5 points per game), rebounding (6.7) and steals (2.0) last season.
April 22, 1987 |
Michael Jordan hung in the conversation Tuesday as he does in the air during games after the Boston Celtics ended practice for Thursday's opening game of their National Basketball Assn. playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. "Everybody knows it's going to be a tough assignment, not only for the person guarding him but for the whole team," center Robert Parish said of defensing Jordan, the regular season scoring champion with a 37.1-point average. "What you try to do is contain him.
December 9, 1986 |
Los Angeles stockbroker Girish Nautiyal has approached the Lakers with a novel suggestion: If you can't beat the Boston Celtics, why not own them? Nautiyal, a broker for Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., recently stopped by the Forum and dropped off copies of the prospectus pertaining to the sale of stock in the Celtics. He asked Bob Steiner, director of public relations for California Sports, to distribute them to the Laker players.
October 4, 1992 |
He's won more NBA games and titles than any coach. He entered the Basketball Hall of Fame 24 years ago. And, at age 75, he still has a hand in his life's work--building the Boston Celtics. Arnold Jacob Auerbach, born in Brooklyn during World War I and now president of basketball's most famous franchise, has come a long way. Does his place in history have a special place in his thoughts? "Nah, I don't think about that," he says. "I just do what I have to do."