Serving as General Manager of the Boston Rebellion, Cedric Maxwell continues his legacy in Boston where he spent eight of his eleven NBA seasons playing for the Celtics. Nicknamed “Cornbread” and coming out of UNC Charlotte as the 12th overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, Maxwell came into his own during his second year in the league averaging 19 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Playing alongside Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, Maxwell helped lead Boston to an NBA Championship in 1981 over the Houston Rockets — where he was named NBA Finals MVP — and again in 1984 against the Los Angeles Lakers while finishing with an epic 24 points in the decisive Game 7. Following two stints with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets, Maxwell retired in 1988 and posted career averages of 12.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Pro Career: Boston Celtics (1977-1985), Los Angeles Clippers (1985-1987), Houston Rockets (1987-1988)
Career Highlights & Awards:
- 2-time NBA Champion (1981,1984)
- NBA Finals MVP (1981)
- #31 retired by the Boston Celtics
- Third-team All-American (1977)
- Sun Belt Player of the Year (1977)
- #33 retired by UNC Charlotte
Post Pro Career: Cedric Maxwell serves as a radio broadcaster calling Boston Celtics game on WBZ-FM in Boston.
- Cedric Maxwell ranks 6th all-time in scoring in program history at UNC Charlotte.
- Maxwell still ranks among franchise leaders for the Celtics in FG% with .559 and single season leader in free throws made (574)
- “Cornbread” was the 22nd player in Boston Celtics history to have his number raised to the rafters.