1955-56 Boston Celtics Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 39-33
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 1-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Syracuse Nationals 2-1
Coach: Red Auerbach (39-33)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 209,645, Avg. 8,063 in 26 home dates
1955-56 Boston Celtics Statistics
1955-56 Boston Celtics Results

The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 39 wins and 33 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

Boston paced the league with 7,632 points. The team yielded 7,585 points, most in the circuit. Bill Sharman tossed in a team-best 1,434 points for the Celtics, while Bob Cousy and Ed Macauley scored 17 or more per game also. Jack Nichols contributed 625 boards. Bob Cousy dished out 642 assists for the squad.

Red Auerbach coached the team. The 1955-56 Boston Celtics lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Ernie BarrettG-FAugust 27, 19296'3"180Kansas StatePratt, KS USA
Bob CousyGAugust 9, 19286'1"175Holy CrossNew York, NY USA
Dick HemricFAugust 29, 19336'5"220Wake ForestJonesville, NC USA
Jim LoscutoffFFebruary 4, 19306'5"220OregonSan Francisco, CA USA
Ed MacauleyC-FMarch 22, 19286'8"185St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA
Red MorrisonF-CApril 26, 19326'8"215IdahoWalla Walla, WA USA
Jack NicholsC-FApril 9, 19266'7"222Washington
Togo PalazziF-GAugust 8, 19326'4"205Holy CrossUnion Hill, NJ USA
Arnie RisenC-FOctober 9, 19246'9"200Ohio StateWilliamstown, KY USA
Bill SharmanGMay 25, 19266'1"175USCAbilene, TX USA