Welcome Back to the Celtics Season Tipoff Countdown!

Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 3rd). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (73 today). Let’s get to it!

Recent Team News

I guess we can call 2K ratings news, since it was a slow day yesterday. Jaylen Brown is reportedly revealed to be an 84 overall, which many consider too low. Teammate Jayson Tatum was revealed as an 87 overall a week ago. I’m sure you all agree that this is groundbreaking news.

Also, apparently Brown is going to write a book:

So there’s something.

On This Date

August 3, 1949: The BAA (Basketball Association of America) merges with the NBL (National Basketball League), and the NBA is born. The Celtics were at the time members of the NBL. At the time of the merger, there were 17 franchises.

August 3, 2014: Former Celtics center Vitor Faverani is arrested in Spain for DUI.

August 3, 2015: Corey Walden signs a multi-year deal with the Celtics. He would go on to be waived just two months later, and never appeared in a game.


  • Semi Ojeleye appeared in 73 games this season, averaging 16 minutes per game, three points and two rebounds.

Via the Boston Globe

Fun Facts

  • In the 1973 season, Boston went 68-14 to finish first in the division. They lost in the Eastern Conference Finals in seven games against the New York Knicks. The aging JoJo White and his team could not fend off Walt Frazier and Dave DeBusschere’s New York squad.

That concludes today’s Countdown to Celtics Tipoff. Make sure to be back here tomorrow as the clock continues to tick towards the 2018-19 season!