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John Havlicek Biography – John Havlicek Wiki

John Havlicek born John Joseph Havlicek, was an American professional basketball player.

Havlicek excelled in basketball, football and baseball in high school. He attended Ohio State and teamed with Jerry Lucas and Bob Knight to win the 1960 NCAA championship.

Nicknamed Hondo, he was drafted with the No. 7 overall pick by Boston in 1962. The Celtics were loaded with Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones and Satch Sanders.

During his NBA career, Havlicek scored 26,395 points in 1,270 games. He set Celtics career records for points and games. He was the first player to score 1,000 in 16 consecutive seasons.

Havlicek played in 13 NBA All-Star Games, and was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. And during his college career at Ohio State, he helped the Buckeyes win the 1960 national championship.

John Havlicek Age

He was born on April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He died on April 25, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida aged 79.

John Havlicek Wife

He was previously married to Beth Evans.

John Havlicek Children

He had 2 children, a son Chris Havlicek and a daughter Jill Havlicek. Chris played collegiate basketball for the University of Virginia in the early 1990s.

John Havlicek Daughter

His daughter Jill Havlicek married Brian Buchanan, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach.

John Havlicek Death

He died on April 25, 2019, in Jupiter, Florida, at the age of 79. The Boston Celtics confirmed his death on Twitter.

“It is with great sadness we have learned that Celtics Legend and Hall of Famer John Havlicek has passed away peacefully today at the age of 79. He will be dearly missed by his Celtics family.”

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The Celtics also released a statement honoring Havlicek:

“John Havlicek is one of the most accomplished players in Boston Celtics history, and the face of many of the franchise’s signature moments. He was a great champion both on the court and in the community, winning 8 NBA championships and an NBA Finals MVP, while holding Celtics career records for points scored and games played. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, he is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame and his retired #17 hangs in the Garden rafters. His defining traits as a player were his relentless hustle and wholehearted commitment to team over self. He was extraordinarily thoughtful and generous, both on a personal level and for those in need, as illustrated by his commitment to raising money for The Genesis Foundation for Children for over three decades through his fishing tournament. John was kind and considerate, humble and gracious. He was a champion in every sense, and as we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss, we are thankful for all the joy and inspiration he brought to us.”

John Havlicek Cause of Death

John Havlicek’s cause of death was not revealed, but Havlicek’s Family said in a statement he had Parkison’s disease.

John Havlicek Height

He stood at a height of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).

John Havlicek Ethnicity

He was of Czech and Croatian descent.

John Havlicek Nationality

He was of American nationality.

John Havlicek Net Worth

He had an estimated net worth of $1.8 million.

John Havlicek Stats

During his NBA career, Havlicek scored 26,395 points in 1,270 games. He set Celtics career records for points and games. He was the first player to score 1,000 in 16 consecutive seasons.