On this day in Boston Celtics history, former Boston point and shooting guard Larry Siegfried was signed by the Boston Celtics as an unrestricted free agent. It is also the day he passed away in 2010 (rest in peace).
Siegfried was born in Shelby, Ohio in 1939 and would play collegiately at Ohio State with the Buckeyes, and would be taken by the (then) Cincinnati Royals (now, Sacramento Kings) with the third overall pick of the 1961 NBA draft. Siegfried would instead elect to play for the Pittsburgh Pipers of the American Basketball League (ABL — a competing league at that time) due to the sting of losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats while a Buckeye.
Quirky? Sure — but it worked out for the Celtics, with whom he would win five titles between 1963 and 1969.