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November 13, 2018 09:10 AM (GMT-04:00)

#ASHA18 will be here before you know it and what better way to prepare for it than to highlight some of the amazing spots to visit in Boston? We would like to share with you some of the places we have pointed out to our contest winner Rosella Madrigal so that you can too, check them out.

Rosella will be heading to #ASHA18 this year courtesy for Mediscan Staffing Services and our sister company, DirectEd Educational Services as the contest winner during the #ASHA17 Sweepstakes that took place in Los Angeles.

Come see the Celts play basketball!

The Boston Celtics were formed on June 4, 1946 by the Boston Garden-Arena Corp.’s president, Walter A. Brown. The Celtics became part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1949 and drafted the first black player, Chuck Cooper, in 1950. One of the most successful franchises in sports history, the Celtics won 11 of 13 NBA championships from 1957 to 1969. Overall, they have won 17 NBA titles.

The Celtics didn’t have an easy start though. In fact, they struggled greatly in their first few years… until they hired coach Red Auerbach. The Celtics’ run as a sports dynasty began in the mid-1950s under Auerbach, who later served as the team’s general manager and president. With a lineup of Hall of Famers that included Frank Ramsey, Ed Macauley, Bill Sharman, ball-handling wizard Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, dominating centre Bill Russell (five times the league’s Most Valuable Player), and later Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, and John Havlicek, the “Celts” won eight consecutive NBA titles between 1958–59 and 1965–66 — a record for the four major North American team sports — and triumphed again in 1967–68 and 1968–69.

Jumping ahead to 1978, the Celtics acquired one of the greatest players in league history — and arguably the most beloved Celtic of all time — when they selected sharpshooting forward Larry Bird. The NBA reached new levels of popularity with the excitement generated by the supremacy battle between the Lakers led by Magic Johnson and a Celtics team led by Bird (who had a rivalry with Johnson dating back to their college days.)

Today, the Celtics are once again an up and coming team. With an average age of 25.1, Boston was the fourth-youngest team following the 2014-15 campaign, and had a plethora of draft picks awaiting them over the next few years. After a one-year playoff hiatus amidst a rebuild, the Celtics appeared to be back in business, with the hope of soon contending for Banner 18.

TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114

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