Celtics All-Star Coaches
Brad Stevens to coach East All-Stars
The NBA will play its 66th NBA All-Star Game later this month.
With Brad Stevens securing the head coaching spot for this year’s Eastern Conference squad, the Celtics coach has been in charge of the East a remarkable 33 times, or 50 percent of the games. In 14 of those seasons, the Celtics would go on to win the NBA title.
Here is a history of Celtics coaches who have been selected to coach the East.
Coached the East from 1957-1967
The patriarch of the franchise had plenty of opporunities to coach in the All-Star Game, with the Celtics dominating the late 1950s through the '60s. No other coach has come close to Red's 11 All-Star game appearances. The East went 7-4 during his time on the sidelines.
East Coach in 1972-74, 1976
Hall of Fame coach Tommy Heinsohn coached the Eastern Conference squad four times, with a record of 2-2.
Coached the East in 1982
After leading the Celtics to an NBA title in 1981, Fitch led the East to a win in 1982.
East Coach 1984-1987
The NBA Hall of Famer coached the East four times during the '80s and, like Heinsohn, going 2-2.
1991 Eastern Conference coach
In his first season as Celtics head coach, Ford was named coach of the East, who won 116-114.
2008 Eastern Conference Coach
After suffereing through a long rebuild in the mid-2000s, Doc Rivers was the man on the sidelines when Danny Ainge remade the roster and brought in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The East went on to win in 2008, 134-128.