Original Celtics

The Original Celtics were an American basketball team, which brought national attention to the professional basketball and was accepted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The New York Celtics were founded in 1914 by Frank McCormack. Due to the events of the First World War, the team had to re-dissolve. In 1918, the promoter James Furey established a new team, which should be based on the New York Celtics. The "Original Celtics " consisted of the players the New York Celtics and some new players ( including Joe Trippe ) from the West Side in Manhattan. The team consisted of many talents, such as the Dutch forward Dennert or the point guard Nat Holman, who joined them in 1922. Both have been included because of its impressive performance in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In their first season, the Celtics have won 65 games of 69 and thus achieved a new record.

The Celtics developed a treaty that banned the players to change the team. On April 16, 1921, the Celtics against the New York Whirlwinds played before 11,000 spectators in New York. This was so far the largest number of spectators at a basketball match in the United States.

In 1922, the coach was able to undertake three more players for his team: Joe Lapchick, John Beckman and Davey Banks. Joe Lapchick counted in his basketball era at the best centers in the world. The shooter was John Beckman, as well as added Joe Lapchick, in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The wave of success of the Celtics did not let up in the next few years. In the season 1922/23, the Celtics won 204 of 215 games and enhanced their old record. The Celtics have won an average of 90 percent of their games and developed into one of the most dominant teams of the decade. In the season 1925/26, the Celtics won 136 of 140 games.

In 1959, the Original Celtics were included in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. So far have made it to the Hall of Fame, only seven other teams ( Buffalo Germans, Harlem Globetrotters, New York Rens, The First Team, Texas Western in 1966, 1960 United States Olympic Team and 1992 United States Olympic Team).