Today in Sports History: April 9

The Boston Celtics retired the Jo Jo White’s no. 10 jersey in 1982. White played 717of his 837 games with the Celtics. White played for the U.S. men’s basketball team in the 1968 Summer Olympics. The following year, he was drafted as the 9th pick in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. His rookie year, coach Bill Russell and shooting-guard Sam Jones both leftest the team, and the Celtics has their first losing season (34-48) since 1950. One of his most memorable games was the clutch player who led the Celtics to the championship in 1976. Two years later, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors and ended his career with the Kansas City Kings in 1981. White is among the top 100 in the NBA for career total field goals made, field goals attempted, assists, free throw percentage, minutes per game, and defensive rating. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class in September 2015.

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