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"1956-57 Season" - 5 Total Result(s)
Russell: Putting Ink to Paper
Bill Russell signed his first pro contract with Celtics owner Walter A. Brown seated nearby on December 19, 1956. Despite being drafted earlier that year, Russell did not arrive in Boston until late D ...
Shave It Off
Coach Red Auerbach and Tommy Heinsohn took turns shaving the goatee off rookie sensation Bill Russell after the Celtics won their first NBA World Championship title in 1957. Russell said, “I was going ...
The First Title of Many
This framed newspaper clipping displayed the Boston Globe’s coverage of the Celtics first NBA World Championship title over the St. Louis Hawks in 1957. Behind Bill Russell’s 32 rebounds and Tommy Hei ...
The Key to a Dynasty
Celtics owner Walter A. Brown and All-Star Bill Sharman greeted the team’s newest player, University of San Francisco star Bill Russell, and his newlywed wife Rose (the pair were just married the week ...
The One that Started It All
Members of the 1956-57 NBA World Championship team, the first in Celtics history, put their signature on this basketball. Led by Head Coach Red Auerbach, the Celtics prevailed in the series’ remarkabl ...