Boston Celtics of the 1960s
The Boston Celtics of the 1960s are considered the greatest team and dynasty in the history of the NBA. The Celtics' success started before the 1960s. Despite having star point guard Bob Cousy, the Celtics still struggled. In 1956, those stuggles ended when the Celtics drafted Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, and Tom Heinsohn. These three, along with Cousy, helped win the 1957 NBA title, the first in Celtics history. Although Boston didn't win a title the next year, they were able to win 8 consectutive championships from 1959 to 1966, and two more in 1968 and 1969. 9 of the 11 championships were coached by Red Auerbach. The other two were coached by Bill Russell. Major role players and Hall of Famers included Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, and Tom Heinsohn. Since the dynasty, no other team has won more than three championships in a row.