Happy 86th Birthday to Celtics 10-time NBA champion Tommy Heinsohn. pic.twitter.com/fRHm83U6AE
— BostonCelticsForever (@BostonCelts4eva) August 26, 2020
Happy birthday to Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn! The hall of fame player and coach turns 86 today. In addition to all of his accomplishments on the court, generations of basketball fans know him primarily as the crazy uncle/grandfather who has been calling Celtics games with superb play-by-play man Mike Gorman since 1981.
Despite his status as one of the most beloved Boston athletes and sportscasters of all time, it might be easy to forget that T handled some play-by-play duties himself on the road in the ’90s. With today being his birthday, here’s my excuse to open up the YouTube vault and share some classic Tommy Heinsohn highlights from the UPN 38 days. Enjoy!