Tom Heinsohn tollfree: 800.943.7747

Tom Heinsohn Speaker

Tom Heinsohn is a true representative of Boston Celtic's pride. His accomplishments as a player were recognized with the retirement of his number 15, and his selection to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; he coached two Celtics' squads to NBA championships, and he continues to flourish as the team's voice on all televised broadcasts.

He donned the Celtics' uniform from 1956-1965, and was a principal member on eight championship teams. Heinsohn was selected the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1957, was a member of the AII-NBA Second Team four times (1961,1962,1963,1964) and was honored with six berths to the NBA AII-Star Game (1957,1961-1965).

A spectacular performer on the court, Tom owned a soft killer hook-shot among a wide array of offensive moves that were nearly impossible to stop. He was the team's most prolific playoff scorer during the successful championship drives in 1957, 1960, 1961 and 1963. He averaged 18.6 rebounds in 654 regular season contests and 19.8 points and 9.2 boards in 104 post-season encounters. Heinsohn was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.

Four seasons after his retirement as a player, Tom was appointed the Head Coach of the Celtics. Like his playing career, Heinsohn's coaching tenure was marked by prosperity, as he directed the 1974 and 1976 squads to World Championship titles, won Atlantic Division crowns five times, was picked the league's Coach of the Year in 1973, and collected a 427-263 (.619) regular reason record and a 47-33 (.588) playoff mark. In his 21st year as color commentator for Celtics' basketball on FOX Sports Net New England, Heinsohn has also served as the team's play-by-play man six seasons. Tom handled the CBS NBA coverage for seven years, and commentary for NCAA basketball for four years on CBS.

Speaking and Seminar Topics