BOSTON -- Boston guard Rajon Rondo was presented with the Red Auerbach Award before Friday's game versus Washington.
The award is given annually to a current Celtic player who "best exemplifies the spirit and meaning of what it is to be a Celtic."
The award is named in honor of Celtic legendary coach, general manager, and president of the organization, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, who died of a heart attack on Oct. 28, 2006.
"Rajon Rondo deserves this award because he has proved that not only can you be a great basketball player but you can be an amazing role model in the Boston community and off the court," Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said. "I am proud to have someone like Rajon as a Boston Celtic because he exemplifies what it means to be a true Celtic."
Previous recipients include Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Al Jefferson and Ray Allen.