2023-24 Celtics

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Some wild stats (many from Dick Lipe). Cite: Wild stats and records set by Celtics during 2024 championship season – NBC Sports Boston

Regular season
  • The Celtics finished first in the Eastern Conference standings by 14 games, the largest margin between No. 1 and No. 2 since 1976.
  • Their 1.22 points per possession and 122.2 offensive rating were the best in league history.
  • Outscored teams by an average of 11.34 points per game -- fifth in NBA history.
  • Began the season with a team record 20-0 start at TD Garden. Finished with a 37-4 record at home, the third-best mark in franchise history.
  • Team records for offensive rating, net rating, scoring margin, 3-point shots made, and fewest turnovers.
  • Only team ever to win three games by 50 or more points in one season.
  • Sam Hauser hit 21 3-pointers over three games to surpass teammate Jayson Tatum (19) for the most in franchise history in that span.
  • Payton Pritchard became the first Celtic in the play-by-play era to have at least 23 points and nine assists in the first half of a game (April 12 vs. Hornets).
  • Pritchard notched his 11th game with at least five 3-pointers off the bench, breaking the Celtics record he shared with Hauser.
  • Celtics' 19 wins by 25+ points is the most in NBA history.
NBA playoffs
  • Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown surpassed Larry Bird and Kevin McHale for most playoff games in Celtics franchise history with at least 25 points each (18 times).
  • Derrick White became the third player in NBA playoff history to have at least 35 points, eight 3-pointers, and three blocks in a game
  • Became the first team in NBA playoff history with three players with at least 25 points and three steals.
  • Tatum passed Lakers great Kobe Bryant for the most career playoff points (2,711) for a player aged 26 or younger.
  • Al Horford became the first player in NBA history to record at least 10 rebounds, five 3-pointers, five assists, and three blocks in a playoff game (Game 5 vs. Cavaliers).
NBA Finals
  • First team in NBA Finals history to have seven players make at least two 3-pointers (Game 1 vs. Mavericks).
  • First team in Finals history to have all five starters record at least nine points and six rebounds (Game 5 vs. Mavericks).
  • Tatum became the first player in NBA history with at least 30 points and 10 assists in an NBA Finals game (Game 5 vs. Mavericks).
  • Celtics break tie with Lakers for NBA lead in championships (18).
 

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Not sure where best to put this but I already can't wait for October. I'm ready for the quest for 19. I love this team and I can't wait to watch them without the weight of the world on their shoulders.
 

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Not sure where best to put this but I already can't wait for October. I'm ready for the quest for 19. I love this team and I can't wait to watch them without the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Short rest period, then Olympics for us to watch Tatum, Jrue, and probably White. Then another short break before camp breaks.

And the draft is in a few days.
 

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NBA draft is on June 26-27

Last day team options can be exercised is June 29

Free agency opens on June 30

NBA Summer League goes from July 12-22

Summer Olympic basketball goes from July 27 to August 11

Looks like training camps open on October 1

Full summary of offseason dates here.
 

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Cs/Ws trivia: the '24 Celtics won their conference by 14 games, which was the most by any NBA team since the ____ Warriors won the West by 16 games. Fill in the blank!
 
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I encourage people to walk through the first few pages of the thread- back before the Holiday trade, even ("Brogdon will be healthy in camp"). People talking about the bench roles; people noting the potential for five-out offense; people noting how amped the crowd was even at the first pre-season game. Man, feels like a long time ago and it really was a journey this year - even as the first since dynasty Pats team that started a season as a favorite and carried that weight succesfully to the banner.

The team will mostly, perhaps in terms of material contributors essentially all, be back next year. But it is always different in a new year. It may be better, it may be worse but it will surely be different.

And so I will miss this 2023-2024 team, and remember them very, very fondly....thank you 2023-2024 Boston Celtics. You were a great TEAM, you played together, and you got it done - Banner 18.
 

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Wouldn’t bet against Cassell getting the Detroit job.
So I haven't seen this confirmed anywhere else yet, but Cassell is returning, per Brian Robb:

"Sam Cassell was a candidate for open head coaching jobs around the league and was heavily targeted as an assistant per sources. However, it appears he will be back alongside Mazzulla for next season."