Latest Robert Williams News

Newly promoted Mazzulla wins preseason debut for Celtics

Oct. 02, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Not too many NBA first-timers get to take over a reigning conference champion and oddsmakers’ favorite to win an NBA title. Joe Mazzulla knows he’s one of the lucky ones. “I felt like I was coaching a great team that wanted to win, that was fun...

AP source: Celtics agree to terms with big man Blake Griffin

Sep. 30, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Veteran big man Blake Griffin has agreed to a contract with the Boston Celtics, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. The person confirmed the move to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. It was...

NBA unveils No. 6 patch to honor Bill Russell across league

Sep. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — As the longest-tenured player on the Celtics, Marcus Smart has been in Boston long enough to appreciate what Bill Russell meant to the team, the city and the country. “We’ve heard things like ‘pioneer,’ ‘trailblazer,’” Smart said Monday while...

Mazzulla says Celtics need time to heal in wake of Udoka ban

Sep. 26, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The Celtics were supposed to enter the preseason as one of the favorites to emerge from the Eastern Conference on the heels of their surprise run to the NBA Finals under rookie head coach Ime Udoka. That was before Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season...

Celtics’ Williams out 8-12 weeks after latest knee surgery

Sep. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Friday on the left knee that caused him to miss time during Boston's NBA Finals run last season. The team said the arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies and...

Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season

Sep. 22, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. ...