Brandon Bass won the 9th annual Red Auerbach Award prior to the team’s season finale against the Washington Wizards Wednesday night.
The award is given to a Celtics player who best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a true Celtic through performance on the court and is named in honor of legendary coach, General Manager, and President of the Boston Celtics, the late Arnold “Red” Auerbach
Bass becomes the sixth Celtic player to receive the honor, which was first handed out during the 2005-06 season. Past winners of the award include Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Al Jefferson, Rajon Rondo and former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.
Bass played all for 82 games for the Celtics this season in his third season with Boston.