The Boston Celtics are one of the 30 franchises of the NBA, the professional basketball league in the United States of America. Their headquarters are in Boston, and therefore play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics have won the NBA champion title 17 times, a record tied with the Los Angeles Lakers, including eight consecutively (from 1959 to 1966), a record for a North American professional sport, and 22 conference titles. They also rank first in the Atlantic Division with 24 wins.
The franchise is owned by Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C., a consortium of investors led by financial magnate Wycliffe Grousbeck, who took over the company in 2002 from Paul Gaston. Brad Stevens is the general manager. The franchise, founded in 1946, is one of the three, together with the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, which have participated in all editions of the NBA.
The team plays its home games at the TD Garden in Boston. The club colors are white and green, while the symbol is a leprechaun.