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On this day: Celtics trade for Willie Naulls; Kevin Stacom born

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On this day in Boston Celtics history, the storied franchise bought the rights to forward Willie Naulls’ contract from the San Francisco Warriors in 1963.

Naulls, who moved to California as a young child with his family to escape from segregation in the southern U.S., was shocked after being drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1956 NBA draft.

Born this day in 1951 in New York City, New York, Stacom attended both Holy Cross and Providence College, drafted out of the former by the Celtics in the 1974 NBA draft with the 35th overall pick.

The New Yorker averaged 5.3 points, 1.5 rebounds, and as many assists in his time as a Celtic, winning a title with the team in 1976.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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