Havlicek also retired as the career leader in field goal attempts (later surpassed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and missed field goals (later surpassed by Kobe Bryant). “My socks have to dry out. Football Stats - NFL - CFL - AFL - Arena Football - Indoor Football - Search The child of Czechoslovakian immigrants, Havlicek was born in the small town of Martins Ferry, Ohio, home to coal miners and steel workers. An NBA All-Rookie Team selection for 1962-63, Havlicek displayed great hustle and tenacious defense, but he didn’t impress everyone in his first season. Bubble Wrap: The most surprising thing of the playoffs was ...? Projected No. Stephen A. wants Morey to bring Harden to Philly. in Jupiter, FL, High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH), School: The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), More John Havlicek Pages at Baseball Reference, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Wednesday, October 28, 6:29PM. He once said that he was forced to keep up with his bike-riding pals on foot because his parents refused to let him have a bicycle. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s initials will displayed on the chest. His career averages were 20.8 … He ranked eighth in the league in scoring and seventh in assists. Havlicek’s Ohio State teams compiled a 78-6 record and won an NCAA championship in 1960. Hockey Stats - NHL - WHA - Minor League Hockey - Search Under new coach Tom Heinsohn, Havlicek became a starter and the hub of Boston’s offense. A key member of two generations of Celtics, Havlicek provided the spark off the bench during the Celtics’ dynasty years of the 1960s. As a boy he loved to run, sprinting to and from school or from one mile marker to another on a local highway. He had a sensational year, accomplishing the rare feat of leading his team in three categories: scoring (24.2), rebounding (7.8), and assists (6.8). At crucial moments when a decisive play had to be made, it was “Havlicek time.” A classic example of his clutch performing occurred in the seventh game of the 1965 Eastern Conference finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. One of these days, he’ll find he can’t do it anymore.” But Havlicek was able to do it right up until the end. At Bridgeport High School, Havlicek starred in basketball, baseball and football. Although he did play baseball and batted over .400 in his freshman year, he focused on basketball. Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down when the league could begin the 2020-21 season, saying he sees the league and players eventually agreeing to start before Christmas. The team finished in fourth place during the regular season. The 1969-70 campaign put an end to the Celtics’ dynasty. He began playing during the 1962 season and last took the court during the 1977 campaign. April 25, 2019 Employing a fast break that brought back memories of Cousy’s Celtics, Boston rolled through the 1972-73 season with a 68-14 record. Bubble Wrap: Will the Lakers' path to The Finals in 2021 be easier or harder? “It never bothered me,” he once said, “because I think that role is very important to a club. John Joseph Havlicek (/ ˈ h æ v l ɪ tʃ ɛ k / HAV-li-chek; April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019) was an American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons with the team. 1963 - NBA All-NBA Second Team 1965 - NBA All-NBA Second Team 1967 - NBA All-NBA Second Team 1968 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team 1968 - NBA All-NBA Second Team 1969 - NBA All-NBA Second Team 1969 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team 1970 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team 1970 - NBA All-NBA First Team 1971 - NBA All-NBA First Team 1971 - NBA All-Defensive First Team 1972 - NBA All-Defensive First Team 1972 - NBA All-NBA First Team 1973 - NBA Finals MVP 1973 - NBA All-NBA First Team 1973 - NBA All-Defensive First Team 1974 - NBA All-Defensive First Team 1974 - NBA All-NBA Second Team 1975 - NBA All-Defensive First Team 1975 - NBA All-NBA Second Team, Baseball Stats - AL - NL - AAGPBL - Minor League Baseball - Search Australian Football Stats - Australian Football Search All rights reserved. Known for clutch performances in big games, Havlicek posted impressive numbers during his illustrious 16-year career. 7 overall pick in round 1 of the 1962 NBA Draft. Uniforms feature double pinstripes to honor previous Charlotte designs. Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Ohio, Draft: He appeared in 13 consecutive NBA All-Star Games, earned 11 selections to the All-NBA First or Second Team and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First or Second Team eight times. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Customarily stoic, he became emotional after the triumph, according to The New York Times. When Havlicek joined the Celtics in 1962, they had won four consecutive NBA titles. A 13-time NBA All-Star, Havlicek retired in 1978 and his number 17 jersey was immediately retired by the Celtics.  •  He showcased his talents at the 1968 NBA All-Star Game, in which he racked up 26 points in 22 minutes. He also had the inner drive that characterized “Celtics pride.” After his first year, Havlicek went home and worked hard to improve both his outside shooting and his dribbling. Throws: Unknown, Born: Bubble Wrap: Who was the MVP inside the bubble? 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Johnny Havlicek stole the ball!”. The New York Times reported that after watching him put on a one-man show against the Knicks one evening, Bill Russell was heard to say, “The man is crazy. Will Morey look to rebuild the Sixers into a 'small-ball' team like he did with the Rockets? Stephen A. Smith suggest Daryl Morey should trade for James Harden even if the 76ers have to give up Ben Simmons. Drafted: by the Boston Celtics with No. “If I had a son like John I’d be the happiest man in the world.”. He chose Ohio State but did not play football. John Havlicek (Hondo) Position: Forward 6-5, 203lb (196cm, 92kg) School: Ohio State. 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