Before the beginning of the second quarter the Boston Celtics fans and members of the organization gave their legend John “Hondo” Havlicek a standing ovation while he accepted an award to commemorate the legendary “Havlicek Stole the Ball!” play. This play was immortalized after announcer Johnny Most made the call in his charismatic fashion after… Read More »
John Havlicek is a Boston Celtics legend: he played for 16 seasons, won eight championships, and he holds the record for most points scored of any Celtic. Nowadays, Havlicek spends his time with his family, including his grandchildren and his kids, Chris and Jill. Check out his full interview with the NBA.
Both Chris and John Havlicek have had successful careers in sports. Chris played basketball for UVA, then he played professionally for an Italian team. His father, John Havlicek, played basketball for Ohio State and famously for the Celtics, but he almost chased a career in the NFL. Read more about his football dreams here.
Today, basketball drafts are a formal process, but when John Havlicek was drafted by Celtic’s coach, Red Auerbach, that wasn’t the case. Havlicek, who holds the record of scoring more points than any other Celtic, was picked after a series of players, but none of those men ended up in the Baketball Hall of Fame like… Read More »
“We win because we play together as a team,” said John Havlicek. Known for revolutionizing the role of the sixth man and winning NBA Championships, Havlicek is a humble man who now enjoys time with his family. John Havlicek and his son, Chris Havlicek, both love fly-fishing, golf and the outdoors.