Celtics Won It on a One-Of-A-Kind Connor Hardwood Floor

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Connor Sport Court built the court in 1999 in TD Banknorth Garden utilizing new hardwood and oak parquet from the original 1946 court from Boston Gardens, carrying forward Boston's basketball tradition in a unique way.l

When the Boston Celtics won their 17th national championship Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, they won it on a Connor hardwood court with an unusual history.

An oak basketball court for the Celtics was first installed in the old Boston Gardens in 1946. In 1999 the Celtics asked Connor Sport Court International to build a new court in their new home, TD Banknorth Garden.

With the contract came a request: utilize some of the original 1946 wood floor in the construction of the new floor.

"Connor used pieces of the old floor in the new construction as a way of keeping the Celtic's tradition alive," said Jon Isaacs, Vice President of Connor Sport Court International.

"You could say it's a 'new-old' floor that was played on by such greats as Auerbach, Russell, Cousy and Bird," Isaacs said.

The Celtics are one of a number of National Basketball Association teams playing on Connor hardwood floors.

"We were honored to have both the 2008 NBA Championship and the 2008 NCAA Final Four men's and women's basketball championships played on Connor hardwood floors," Isaacs said.

More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance.

For more information contact Jon Isaacs, 847-922-0925
Or contact Jeff Morton, 801-414-6159

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