Dec. 13, 1962

On it’s first sports page, the Boston Globe devoted a quarter-page ad for the basketball clinic it would hold two days later at the Garden.

Among the participants: Bob Cousy, Clyde Lovellette, Jim Loscutoff, Sam Jones and John Havlicek. Red Auerbach would run the show. Admission was free, with the clinic starting at 10:45 a.m.

The attendees also got a free game to watch. The Celtics, in the early years of their dynasty, still struggled to get butts in the creaky Garden seats. Just above the ad promoting the clinic, was an account of the C’s 111-98 win over the Hawks, before a crowd of 4,894.

The game was a disappointment – the Royals topped the Celtics, 124-120.

So was the attendance – 5,066.

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