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Don Duck Chaney Defensively Wired


       Don "Duck" Chaney played for the Green and White from 1968 to 1975. He was a two-time champ, winning in 69 and 74. In college he was an incredible player and he played 40 minutes in what was called the game of the century at the Astrodome. The Celtics took him with the 12 pick in the draft. 

      Duck won his first title as a rookie alongside the great Bill Russell. You want to know what other incredible feat this man had was? He played with Larry Bird. He is the only Celtic with that distinct qualification on his resume. In 72/73 he started that season and averaged 13 points a game and helped the Celtics to 68 wins the most in their hallowed history. 

      He was a star on defense and was the quintessential lock-down defender for his day. He was quiet and mild mannered. When you had him on the court he was talkative and intense, a tough hard nosed player who embodied being a true Celtic. Anyone know where he got his nickname.Well, apparently it is connected to Donald Duck?! Outside of basketball he was a bit of a thrill seeker going sky diving and race car driving. He won gold as an assistant coach in 94, he had a 22 year NBA coaching career. 

      Don Chaney endeared himself to Celtics fans with his hard nosed play and will go down as a favorite for many Celtics fans. Still can't get over the fact he played with Bill and Larry. Pretty special, don't ya think?! 

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