Congrats to Jayson Tatum. Any award named after Red Auerbach is extra special. This award goes to the Celtics player who best exhibits excellence on and off the court each year and exemplifies the spirit and meaning of what it means to be a Boston Celtic.
The Boston Celtics and Team President Arnold "Red" Auerbach have announced the formation of the "Red Auerbach Award." The annual honor will be bestowed upon an active player at the end of the regular season personally selected by the Celtics patriarch. The player will be selected based upon his ability to best exemplify the spirit and meaning of what it means to be a Boston Celtic. This season's "Red Auerbach Award" recipient will be announced prior to tip-off of the Celtics game vs. the New Jersey Nets on Friday, April 14 at the T.D. Banknorth Garden.
The award is named in honor of the legendary Coach, General Manager and President of the Boston Celtics, Arnold "Red" Auerbach. Coach Auerbach, a member of the National Basketball Association since its formation in 1946, has been with the Celtics since 1950. He guided the Celtics to all 16 of their World Championships, and was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1968.
Man I remember when I'd get to Fenway early hoping to catch a BP foul ball from any scrub on the opposing team.
This kid gets the franchise's sneakers when he was last seen scoring 60 on the court. Pretty decent memento. pic.twitter.com/eL02oB0u6k