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Jo Jo White had his number 10 jersey retired by the Boston Celtics in a ceremony at Boston Garden on April 9, 1982. One of the best and most durable players in Celtics history, his streak of 488 consecutive games played remains a franchise record. A first-round pick of the Celtics out of Kansas in 1969, Jo Jo spent the first 10 years of his 12-year playing career with Boston. He finished his career with the C's averaging 18.3 points per game, and led the Green in assists four times. A clutch post-season performer, he played a key role in Boston's run to both the 1974 and 1976 World Championships, finishing with a career 21.5 points per game average in the playoffs. He played 60 minutes in the Celtics historic triple-overtime win over the Phoenix Suns in the 1976 NBA finals, and was named the series Most Valuable Player. Jo Jo remains in the Celtics organization as Director of Special Projects and Community Relations Representative.
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