Every player in Boston Celtics history who wore No. 6

The Boston Celtics have more retired jerseys than any other team in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean the rest of their jerseys have little history of interest tied to them.

In fact, with 17 titles to their name and decades of competitive basketball played in them, their unretired jersey numbers pack in some of the most history not hanging from the rafters of any team in the league. To that end, we have launched our accounting of that history, with every player in every jersey worn by more than one Celtics player in the storied franchise’s history accounted for.

Today’s installment focuses on the five players who wore No. 6 over the years as of September 2022, a number which will never be worn again in the future of any team in the league in honor of the last Celtic to wear it.

1946-47 - Johnny Simmons - guard

1947-48 - George Munroe - guard

1948 - Hank Beenders - center

1948-49 - Tom Kelly - guard

1956-69 - Bill Russell - center

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Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire