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On this day: Celtics player, coach, commentator Tommy Heinsohn born, ’20 NBA strike

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After transitioning to the other side of the clipboard with the Celtics, Heinsohn won two more titles as Boston’s head coach.

Tommy Heinsohn, of the Boston Celtics leaps to score as Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks attempts to block the play in their National Basketball Association playoff game at Boston Garden on April 10, 1958. AP Photo/J. Walter Green

The Celtics legend remained involved with the team as a color commentator until his death in 2020, working with announcer Mike Gorman for 40 seasons.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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