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Celtics Help Break Color Barrier
Red Auerbach selected Chuck Cooper in the 1950 NBA Draft, the first Black player drafted in league history. Cooper and two other players then broke the NBA’s color barrier by playing in the 1950-51 se ...
Put Your Hands Up
The Celtics had their hands full with Jim Pollard and the Minneapolis Lakers during the 1950-51 season. But with the young core of the team that would dominate the decade, including two 22-year-old pl ...
When Red Came to Boston
Red Auerbach shared a joyful moment with Sonny Hertzberg and Ed Macauley during the 1950-51 season, Auerbach’s first as Celtics head coach. Hertzberg and Auerbach already knew each other from their pr ...