Boston Celtics is an American professional basketball team based in Boston which was founded on June 6, 1946, and the team was founded by Walter A Brown.
As a member of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division, Boston Celtics compete in the Basket National Association.
Meet Walter A. Brown – Founder of Boston Celtics
Walter Augustine Brown was the founder and original owner of the Boston Celtics as well as an important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States.
He was born on February 10, 1905 in in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and attended Boston Latin. Mr Brown died on September 7, 1964.
Brown also played an important role in the development of hockey; he coached the amateur Boston Olympics to five Eastern Hockey League championships and guided the USA to its first gold medal in the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1933.
Brown was honored by having a trophy named after him after he died in 1964.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1965.
He founded the Celtics in 1945. He then helped to found the Basketball Association of America in 1946 and was instrumental in merging the BAA and the National Basketball League into the National Basketball Association in 1949.
Brown was the President of the Boston Athletic Association from 1941 to 1964.