American basketball player and coach
Thomas William Heinsohn (August 26, 1934 – November 10, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has worked with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 60 years as a player, coach and broadcaster. He played for the Celtics from 1956 to 1965, and also coached the team from 1969 to 1978.
|Born||August 26, 1934|
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||November 10, 2020 (aged 86)|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
|High school||Saint Michael's|
(Union City, New Jersey)
|College||Holy Cross (1953–1956)|
|NBA draft||1956 / Pick: Territorial Pick|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||12,194 (18.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,749 (8.8 rpg)|
|Assists||1,318 (2.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as coach|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
Heinsohn was added to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: one for his playing career in 1986 and a second for his coaching career in 2015.
Heinsohn died on November 10, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 86.
- ↑ Jason Gay 2016. "Tommy Heinsohn Is Forever Celtic Green," Wall Street Journal, April 10, p. D10.
- ↑ Forsberg, Chris (February 14, 2015). "Tommy pointed to Hall again as coach". ESPN. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- ↑ "Five Direct-Elect Members Announced for the Class of 2015 by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 14, 2015. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
- ↑ "Celtics legend Tom Heinsohn, champion as player and coach, dies at 86". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
- Tom Heinsohn on IMDb