Every player in Boston Celtics history who wore No. 17

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, their unretired jersey numbers pack 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 11 players who wore No. 17 over the years as of September 2023.

1947 - Bob Duffy - forward

1947 - Virgil Vaughn - forward

1948 - John Janisch - wing

1948 - Jack Hewson - forward

1948-49 - Johnny Bach - wing

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

1949-50 - Joe Mullaney - guard

1951-52 - Bones McKinney - forward

1952-53, 1958-61 - Gene Conley - forward

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AP Photo

1953-55 - Don Barksdale - forward

Don Barksdale
AP Photo

1956-58 - Andy Phillip - guard

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

1962-78 - John Havlicek - wing

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Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Copyright (c) 2004 Malcolm Emmons

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire