2008 CelticsThe Celtics' offseason acquisitions paid off in 2008. With the additions of future Hall of Famers Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, the Celtics took home their NBA championship since 1986, defeating the Lakers in six games. For Paul Pierce, the Finals MVP, it was his 10th season and fifth playoff appearance.
Coach Doc Rivers, in his fourth year at the helm in Boston, ousted Phil Jackson, the "Zen Master," and Kobe Bryant. Bryant and Jackson won the next two titles.