Tommy Heinsohn Rumors
Tommy Heinsohn took a special liking to Marcus Smart when the 20-year-old Texas native first arrived in Boston in the fall of 2014. The legendary Celtics player/coach/broadcaster loved Smart’s grit and hustle, and he saw in the young guard the same selfless pride that he himself had possessed for more than half of a century: Celtics Pride. It was only fitting that Smart – the heart and soul of the current Celtics roster – would win the inaugural “Tommy Award” as a part of Tommy Heinsohn Day at TD Garden.
“He’s the true definition of being a Celtic, and I think that goes without being said,” Smart said of Heinsohn. “And to be able to wear that patch and to honor him is an honor in itself, and I’m grateful to be able to have that opportunity to honor him.”
Tommy’s immeasurable legacy will be celebrated inside TD Garden throughout the day. Celtics players will be wearing “Tommy” shooting shirts, while coaches and staff members will be donning “Tommy” pins. The “Tommy” special edition shirt will be available on Celtics.com/Shop with a portion of proceeds going to Willow Hill School and Catholic Memorial.
Celtics: Tonight, we honor a Legend. Tommy Heinsohn is the only person that was involved in all 17 Championships. The 8 banners lowered for tonight’s game have a special significance in Tommy’s legacy (1/2) pic.twitter.com/y4CHk4rqHM