Arthur Edward "Art" Spector (17 October 1920 – 18 June 1987) was an American basketball player who played as a forward for the Boston Celtics from 1946 to 1950. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spector attended Villanova University, before becoming the first player ever to be signed by the Celtics.[1] His grandson is American soccer player Jonathan Spector. Spector was Jewish.[2]


  1. ^ Neil Singelais. "Art Spector, first player signed to play for Celtics; at 70". Boston Globe. June 20, 1987. Retrieved on August 27, 2009.
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