At a press conference in 1977, Auerbach and team owner Irv Levine (left) announced a multi-year contract extension for Celtics coach Tom Heinsohn (center). Heinsohn coached the Celtics' 1974 and 1976 championship teams, but stepped down in 1978 during the lean years of rebuilding.
Auerbach the GM
At a press conference in 1977, Auerbach and team owner Irv Levine (left) announced a multi-year contract extension for Celtics coach Tom Heinsohn (center). Heinsohn coached the Celtics' 1974 and 1976 championship teams, but stepped down in 1978 during the lean years of rebuilding.
(Globe Staff Photo / Frank O'Brien)