Life After Basketball
John Havlicek lives with his wife in Columbus, Ohio. He owns three Wendy's Hamburger franchises and is the co-owner of an Ohio-based food company. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf.
When John Havlicek retired he had established himself as one of basketball's all-time greats. Bobby Knight, who played with Havlicek at Ohio State, told Sports Illustrated's John Underwood, "In my opinion John Havlicek is the greatest basketball player who ever lived, bar none.… because he can beat you so many ways." His former coach and Celtics teammate Bill Russell called Havlicek "the best all-around player I ever saw." Six months after his retirement in April 1978, the Celtics retired his number 17. In 1983 Havlicek was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996.
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