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On this day: Havlicek dies; Cooper, Macauley drafted; ’65 banner won

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Havlicek’s jersey was retired by Boston immediately after his playing career ended in 1978, and he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984.

John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics is mobbed by fans and placed on their shoulders after the Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 110 to 109 to win the Eastern Division Championship of the National Basketball Assn.

Luisi never played for Boston, instead fighting in the Korean War before returning to play a season for the Baltimore Bullets.

Barret played two seasons for Boston, averaging 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in his Celtics tenure. Boston legend Russell pulled down 30 rebounds to go with his 22 points.

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