Walter A Brown (Sports Executive)
Walter A. Brown

Walter A. Brown was the founder and original owner of the Boston Celtics as well as an important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States.

Born: Feb 10, 1905, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: Sept 7, 1964
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Basketball team owner, Ice hockey coach and team owner
Known for: Boston Celtics
Honors: Hockey Hall of Fame (1962), Basketball Hall of Fame (1965), IIHF Hall of Fame (1997)

About Walter A Brown

American sports figure most famous for having been the founder and owner of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. He is also a key player in the foundation of hockey in the United States, serving as the President of the International Ice Hockey Federation from 1954 to 1957.

Before Fame

He graduated from Philips Exeter Academy in 1926 before succeeding his father as the manager of the Boston Garden.


He has the unique distinction of being an inductee into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Family Life

His father was U.S. Olympic Team manager and coach George V. Brown.


He and Danny Ainge have both served as the general manager of the Boston Celtics.

Information related to Walter A. Brown

  • Walter A. Brown Trophy – The Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy is the championship trophy awarded annually by the National Basketball Association to the winner of the NBA Finals. The name of the trophy was the Walter A. Brown Trophy until 1984.
  • Walter Brown Arena – Walter Brown Arena is a 3,806-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Boston University Terriers women’s ice hockey team and hosted the men’s team before they moved to Agganis Arena.
  • Boston Athletic Association
  • Boston Celtics executives
  • Boston Celtics owners
  • Boston Bruins executives
  • Boston Bruins owners
  • Boston Garden
  • Lester Patrick Trophy recipients
  • United States Hockey Hall of Fame inductees
  • International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame inductees
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
  • Hockey Hall of Fame inductees
  • Phillips Exeter Academy alumni

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Latest information about Walter A Brown updated on September 06, 2020.

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