On this day in Boston Celtics history, the storied franchise announced in 1982 that center Frederick Robert Robey — better known to Celtics fans as Rick — extended his contract with the team for multiple years.
Robey had joined Boston’s roster in January of 1979, traded from the Indiana Pacers for small forward Billy Knight, and up to that point of his career had been something of an ironman, having missed just two games in total playing for the Celtics. A product of the University of Kentucky, Robey was selected by the Pacers with the third overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft, the only team in the league he had played for before joining Boston.
The Celtics would eventually trade the Coral Gables native to the Phoenix Suns for legendary Boston point guard Dennis Johnson and draft assets, having averaged 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game with the team.
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It was also on this day in 1986 that former Celtics point guard Andre Turner played his first game for the team.
Turner’s debut with the team came in a 124-116 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the old Boston Garden and saw the Memphis product log 2 points, a rebound, and an assist in 11 minutes of play.
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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire