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Tom Heinsohn

Thomas William Heinsohn (Tommy, Tommy Gun, Ack-Ack)

Position: Power Forward and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 218 lbs.
Born: August 26, 1934 in Union City, New Jersey
High School: Saint Michael's in Union City, New Jersey
College: College of the Holy Cross
Draft: Boston Celtics, 1956 NBA Draft (territorial selection)
NBA Debut: October 27, 1956
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1986 (Full List)
As Coach: 9 Yrs, 427-263, .619 W-L% (Full Record)

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 15, 2014 10:17 PM

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 ★ 22 BOS NBA PF 72 2150 446 1123 .397 446 1123 .397 271 343 .790 705 117 304 1163
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 69 2206 468 1226 .382 468 1226 .382 294 394 .746 705 125 274 1230
1958-59 24 BOS NBA PF 66 2089 465 1192 .390 465 1192 .390 312 391 .798 638 164 271 1242
1959-60 25 BOS NBA PF 75 2420 673 1590 .423 673 1590 .423 283 386 .733 794 171 275 1629
1960-61 ★ 26 BOS NBA PF 74 2256 627 1566 .400 627 1566 .400 325 424 .767 732 141 260 1579
1961-62 ★ 27 BOS NBA PF 79 2383 692 1613 .429 692 1613 .429 358 437 .819 747 165 280 1742
1962-63 ★ 28 BOS NBA PF 76 2004 550 1300 .423 550 1300 .423 340 407 .835 569 95 270 1440
1963-64 ★ 29 BOS NBA PF 76 2040 487 1223 .398 487 1223 .398 283 342 .827 460 183 268 1257
1964-65 ★ 30 BOS NBA SF 67 1706 365 954 .383 365 954 .383 182 229 .795 399 157 252 912
Career NBA 654 19254 4773 11787 .405 4773 11787 .405 2648 3353 .790 5749 1318 2454 12194

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 ★ 22 BOS NBA PF 72 29.9 6.2 15.6 .397 6.2 15.6 .397 3.8 4.8 .790 9.8 1.6 4.2 16.2
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 69 32.0 6.8 17.8 .382 6.8 17.8 .382 4.3 5.7 .746 10.2 1.8 4.0 17.8
1958-59 24 BOS NBA PF 66 31.7 7.0 18.1 .390 7.0 18.1 .390 4.7 5.9 .798 9.7 2.5 4.1 18.8
1959-60 25 BOS NBA PF 75 32.3 9.0 21.2 .423 9.0 21.2 .423 3.8 5.1 .733 10.6 2.3 3.7 21.7
1960-61 ★ 26 BOS NBA PF 74 30.5 8.5 21.2 .400 8.5 21.2 .400 4.4 5.7 .767 9.9 1.9 3.5 21.3
1961-62 ★ 27 BOS NBA PF 79 30.2 8.8 20.4 .429 8.8 20.4 .429 4.5 5.5 .819 9.5 2.1 3.5 22.1
1962-63 ★ 28 BOS NBA PF 76 26.4 7.2 17.1 .423 7.2 17.1 .423 4.5 5.4 .835 7.5 1.3 3.6 18.9
1963-64 ★ 29 BOS NBA PF 76 26.8 6.4 16.1 .398 6.4 16.1 .398 3.7 4.5 .827 6.1 2.4 3.5 16.5
1964-65 ★ 30 BOS NBA SF 67 25.5 5.4 14.2 .383 5.4 14.2 .383 2.7 3.4 .795 6.0 2.3 3.8 13.6
Career NBA 654 29.4 7.3 18.0 .405 7.3 18.0 .405 4.0 5.1 .790 8.8 2.0 3.8 18.6

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 ★ 22 BOS NBA PF 72 2150 7.5 18.8 .397 7.5 18.8 .397 4.5 5.7 .790 11.8 2.0 5.1 19.5
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 69 2206 7.6 20.0 .382 7.6 20.0 .382 4.8 6.4 .746 11.5 2.0 4.5 20.1
1958-59 24 BOS NBA PF 66 2089 8.0 20.5 .390 8.0 20.5 .390 5.4 6.7 .798 11.0 2.8 4.7 21.4
1959-60 25 BOS NBA PF 75 2420 10.0 23.7 .423 10.0 23.7 .423 4.2 5.7 .733 11.8 2.5 4.1 24.2
1960-61 ★ 26 BOS NBA PF 74 2256 10.0 25.0 .400 10.0 25.0 .400 5.2 6.8 .767 11.7 2.3 4.1 25.2
1961-62 ★ 27 BOS NBA PF 79 2383 10.5 24.4 .429 10.5 24.4 .429 5.4 6.6 .819 11.3 2.5 4.2 26.3
1962-63 ★ 28 BOS NBA PF 76 2004 9.9 23.4 .423 9.9 23.4 .423 6.1 7.3 .835 10.2 1.7 4.9 25.9
1963-64 ★ 29 BOS NBA PF 76 2040 8.6 21.6 .398 8.6 21.6 .398 5.0 6.0 .827 8.1 3.2 4.7 22.2
1964-65 ★ 30 BOS NBA SF 67 1706 7.7 20.1 .383 7.7 20.1 .383 3.8 4.8 .795 8.4 3.3 5.3 19.2
Career NBA 654 19254 8.9 22.0 .405 8.9 22.0 .405 5.0 6.3 .790 10.7 2.5 4.6 22.8

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1956-57 ★ 22 BOS NBA PF 72 2150 18.0 .456 .397 .305 3.0 4.1 7.1 .160
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 69 2206 16.9 .439 .382 .321 1.9 4.1 6.0 .130
1958-59 24 BOS NBA PF 66 2089 17.9 .455 .390 .328 2.5 4.1 6.5 .150
1959-60 25 BOS NBA PF 75 2420 18.4 .463 .423 .243 3.0 4.7 7.7 .154
1960-61 ★ 26 BOS NBA PF 74 2256 18.4 .450 .400 .271 1.4 5.2 6.6 .141
1961-62 ★ 27 BOS NBA PF 79 2383 20.0 .482 .429 .271 3.7 5.5 9.3 .187
1962-63 ★ 28 BOS NBA PF 76 2004 18.7 .487 .423 .313 2.5 4.4 6.8 .163
1963-64 ★ 29 BOS NBA PF 76 2040 17.0 .458 .398 .280 0.8 5.4 6.2 .147
1964-65 ★ 30 BOS NBA SF 67 1706 14.3 .432 .383 .240 12.9 -0.5 4.2 3.6 .102
Career NBA 654 19254 17.8 .460 .405 .284 12.9 18.3 41.7 60.0 .150

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 ❍ 22 BOS NBA PF 10 370 90 231 .390 90 231 .390 49 69 .710 117 20 40 229
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 11 349 68 194 .351 68 194 .351 56 72 .778 119 18 52 192
1958-59 ❍ 24 BOS NBA PF 11 348 91 220 .414 91 220 .414 37 56 .661 98 32 41 219
1959-60 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 13 423 112 267 .419 112 267 .419 60 80 .750 126 27 53 284
1960-61 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 10 291 82 201 .408 82 201 .408 33 43 .767 99 20 36 197
1961-62 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 14 445 116 291 .399 116 291 .399 58 76 .763 115 34 58 290
1962-63 ❍ 28 BOS NBA PF 13 413 123 270 .456 123 270 .456 75 98 .765 116 15 55 321
1963-64 ❍ 29 BOS NBA PF 10 308 70 180 .389 70 180 .389 34 42 .810 80 26 36 174
1964-65 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 12 276 66 181 .365 66 181 .365 20 32 .625 84 23 46 152
Career NBA 104 3223 818 2035 .402 818 2035 .402 422 568 .743 954 215 417 2058

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 ❍ 22 BOS NBA PF 10 37.0 9.0 23.1 .390 9.0 23.1 .390 4.9 6.9 .710 11.7 2.0 4.0 22.9
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 11 31.7 6.2 17.6 .351 6.2 17.6 .351 5.1 6.5 .778 10.8 1.6 4.7 17.5
1958-59 ❍ 24 BOS NBA PF 11 31.6 8.3 20.0 .414 8.3 20.0 .414 3.4 5.1 .661 8.9 2.9 3.7 19.9
1959-60 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 13 32.5 8.6 20.5 .419 8.6 20.5 .419 4.6 6.2 .750 9.7 2.1 4.1 21.8
1960-61 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 10 29.1 8.2 20.1 .408 8.2 20.1 .408 3.3 4.3 .767 9.9 2.0 3.6 19.7
1961-62 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 14 31.8 8.3 20.8 .399 8.3 20.8 .399 4.1 5.4 .763 8.2 2.4 4.1 20.7
1962-63 ❍ 28 BOS NBA PF 13 31.8 9.5 20.8 .456 9.5 20.8 .456 5.8 7.5 .765 8.9 1.2 4.2 24.7
1963-64 ❍ 29 BOS NBA PF 10 30.8 7.0 18.0 .389 7.0 18.0 .389 3.4 4.2 .810 8.0 2.6 3.6 17.4
1964-65 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 12 23.0 5.5 15.1 .365 5.5 15.1 .365 1.7 2.7 .625 7.0 1.9 3.8 12.7
Career NBA 104 31.0 7.9 19.6 .402 7.9 19.6 .402 4.1 5.5 .743 9.2 2.1 4.0 19.8

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 ❍ 22 BOS NBA PF 10 370 8.8 22.5 .390 8.8 22.5 .390 4.8 6.7 .710 11.4 1.9 3.9 22.3
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 11 349 7.0 20.0 .351 7.0 20.0 .351 5.8 7.4 .778 12.3 1.9 5.4 19.8
1958-59 ❍ 24 BOS NBA PF 11 348 9.4 22.8 .414 9.4 22.8 .414 3.8 5.8 .661 10.1 3.3 4.2 22.7
1959-60 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 13 423 9.5 22.7 .419 9.5 22.7 .419 5.1 6.8 .750 10.7 2.3 4.5 24.2
1960-61 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 10 291 10.1 24.9 .408 10.1 24.9 .408 4.1 5.3 .767 12.2 2.5 4.5 24.4
1961-62 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 14 445 9.4 23.5 .399 9.4 23.5 .399 4.7 6.1 .763 9.3 2.8 4.7 23.5
1962-63 ❍ 28 BOS NBA PF 13 413 10.7 23.5 .456 10.7 23.5 .456 6.5 8.5 .765 10.1 1.3 4.8 28.0
1963-64 ❍ 29 BOS NBA PF 10 308 8.2 21.0 .389 8.2 21.0 .389 4.0 4.9 .810 9.4 3.0 4.2 20.3
1964-65 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 12 276 8.6 23.6 .365 8.6 23.6 .365 2.6 4.2 .625 11.0 3.0 6.0 19.8
Career NBA 104 3223 9.1 22.7 .402 9.1 22.7 .402 4.7 6.3 .743 10.7 2.4 4.7 23.0

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1956-57 ❍ 22 BOS NBA PF 10 370 19.1 .438 .390 .299 9.4 0.4 0.8 1.2 .157
1957-58 23 BOS NBA PF 11 349 16.7 .425 .351 .371 8.5 0.3 0.7 0.9 .127
1958-59 ❍ 24 BOS NBA PF 11 348 16.7 .448 .414 .255 12.9 0.2 0.7 0.9 .130
1959-60 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 13 423 19.9 .470 .419 .300 9.6 0.8 0.9 1.7 .192
1960-61 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 10 291 18.6 .448 .408 .214 10.4 0.2 0.6 0.8 .135
1961-62 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 14 445 16.4 .447 .399 .261 11.5 0.2 0.8 1.0 .111
1962-63 ❍ 28 BOS NBA PF 13 413 20.5 .513 .456 .363 5.6 0.9 0.7 1.6 .182
1963-64 ❍ 29 BOS NBA PF 10 308 17.0 .438 .389 .233 13.9 0.0 0.9 0.9 .133
1964-65 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 12 276 12.3 .390 .365 .177 11.6 -0.6 0.7 0.1 .017
Career NBA 104 3223 17.7 .450 .402 .279 10.2 2.3 6.9 9.1 .136

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1956-57 22 BOS NBA PF 1 0 23:00 5 17 .294 2 2 1.000 7 0 3 12
1960-61 26 BOS NBA PF 1 1 19:00 2 16 .125 0 0 6 1 4 4
1961-62 27 BOS NBA PF 1 1 13:00 4 11 .364 2 2 1.000 2 1 4 10
1962-63 28 BOS NBA PF 1 1 21:00 6 11 .545 3 4 .750 2 1 4 15
1963-64 29 BOS NBA PF 1 1 21:00 5 12 .417 0 0 3 0 5 10
1964-65 30 BOS NBA SF
Career NBA 5 4 97 22 67 .328 7 8 .875 20 3 20 51

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 9 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Tom Heinsohn 9.3 7.7 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.0 3.6
Carmelo Anthony 91.4 9.4 8.2 7.9 7.9 7.3 6.2 6.1 5.0 4.9
Dale Davis 90.9 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.2 4.5 3.4
Sam Perkins 90.2 8.1 8.0 7.5 7.4 7.3 6.9 6.7 6.4 5.8
Dan Roundfield 89.4 9.1 8.7 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.5 3.9 1.3
Jamaal Wilkes 89.2 10.0 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.4 7.3 6.9 5.1 3.3
P.J. Brown 88.8 8.2 8.0 7.5 7.5 6.9 5.3 5.1 4.6 4.2
Hot Rod Williams 88.5 9.2 8.7 7.7 7.5 7.4 5.7 5.3 4.5 2.4
Shane Battier 88.3 9.1 9.0 8.2 7.8 6.2 5.9 5.2 4.8 4.3
Rudy LaRusso 88.1 8.8 8.6 7.3 7.0 6.9 5.5 5.4 3.9 1.7
Charles Oakley 87.9 10.5 7.3 6.7 6.2 6.0 5.7 5.7 3.5 3.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tom Heinsohn 9.3 7.7 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.0 3.6
Rudy LaRusso 91.8 8.8 8.6 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.3 5.5 5.4 3.9 1.7
Dan Roundfield 89.2 9.1 8.7 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.5 5.1 3.9 2.7 1.3 0.6
Mehmet Okur 87.7 9.3 8.8 7.4 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.6 3.8 0.2 0.0
David Lee 86.7 10.3 9.1 9.0 7.6 7.4 6.9 6.0 5.0 2.7
David West 85.7 9.1 8.4 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.4 5.9 5.2 2.8 0.2
Paul Millsap 85.5 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.2 6.7 5.2 4.7
Greg Ballard 85.5 9.4 7.9 6.9 6.9 6.0 5.6 3.9 3.6 2.0 1.7 0.0
Jamaal Wilkes 85.2 10.0 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.4 7.3 6.9 6.0 5.1 3.3 0.9 0.0
Happy Hairston 85.1 9.3 9.2 8.8 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.3 5.1 4.2 0.4
Shareef Abdur-Rahim 84.1 9.7 8.8 8.5 8.1 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.6 2.9 2.8 0.0

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1953-54 19 HOLYCROSS 28 175 364 94 142 300 444 .481 .662 15.9 10.7
1954-55 20 HOLYCROSS 26 232 499 141 215 385 605 .465 .656 23.3 14.8
1955-56 21 HOLYCROSS 27 254 630 232 304 569 740 .403 .763 27.4 21.1
Career 81 661 1493 467 661 1254 1789 .443 .707 22.1 15.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1954-55 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1955-56 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1960-61 NBA All-NBA (2nd)
1961-62 NBA All-NBA (2nd)
1962-63 NBA All-NBA (2nd)
1963-64 NBA All-NBA (2nd)

MVP Award Shares
1959-60 NBA 0.013 (10)
1960-61 NBA 0.040 (6)
Career 0.053 (103)

Games
1956-57 NBA 72 (1)
1959-60 NBA 75 (2)

Field Goals
1956-57 NBA 446 (10)
1957-58 NBA 468 (10)
1959-60 NBA 673 (5)
1960-61 NBA 627 (10)
1961-62 NBA 692 (10)

Field Goal Attempts
1956-57 NBA 1123 (10)
1957-58 NBA 1226 (8)
1959-60 NBA 1590 (4)
1960-61 NBA 1566 (8)
1961-62 NBA 1613 (8)

Personal Fouls
1956-57 NBA 304 (3)
1957-58 NBA 274 (7)
1958-59 NBA 271 (9)
1959-60 NBA 275 (4)

Points
1959-60 NBA 1629 (8)

Free Throw Pct
1961-62 NBA .819 (9)
1962-63 NBA .835 (4)
1963-64 NBA .828 (4)

Points Per Game
1959-60 NBA 21.7 (10)
Career NBA 18.6 (80)
Career 18.6 (90)

Rebounds Per Game
Career NBA 8.8 (84)
Career 8.8 (100)

Player Efficiency Rating
1961-62 NBA 20.0 (8)

Defensive Win Shares
1956-57 NBA 4.1 (4)
1957-58 NBA 4.1 (4)
1958-59 NBA 4.1 (3)
1959-60 NBA 4.7 (5)
1960-61 NBA 5.2 (6)
1961-62 NBA 5.5 (4)
1962-63 NBA 4.4 (9)
1963-64 NBA 5.4 (6)
1964-65 NBA 4.2 (8)
Career NBA 41.7 (76)
Career 41.7 (81)

Win Shares
1961-62 NBA 9.3 (10)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1961-62 NBA .187 (7)
Career NBA .150 (91)
Career .150 (94)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.999 (20)

NBA Elo Player Rating
120th (overall) as of Sep 4, 2014, 12:15PM

 

Transactions

April 30, 1956: Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1956 NBA Draft.

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