TAG: Danny Ainge

NBA / Aug 8, 2013 / 11:21 am

Robert Parish On Paul Pierce Playing For the Nets: “It’s Going To Be Awkward”

Robert Parish in '91

In 1994, Robert Parish had been a veteran of 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics during which time they had won three championships. But as a free agent at the ripe age of 40, Parish elected to sign with the Charlotte Hornets instead of returning to a Celtics team without many of his former star teammates. So Parish knows exactly how Paul Pierce will feel the first time he dons a uniform other than the white and green. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Jul 16, 2013 / 10:25 pm

The Top 10 Paul Pierce “Thank You Boston” Instagram Pics That Almost Made Us Cry

Paul Pierce

The end of Paul Pierce in a Boston Celtics uniform makes a lot of Boston fans sad while Danny Ainge attempts to rebuild a team that can again compete for the NBA Title every season like Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo did from 2008-2012. After Pierce and Garnett were dealt to Brooklyn, many fans didn’t realize that Pierce’s 15-year career in Boston had ended. But Pierce’s #ThankyouBoston Instagram pictures made it all real. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 18, 2013 / 1:19 pm

It’s Dead: Clippers Shut Down Massive Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett Trade With Celtics

Kevin Garnett

When it came down to it, it looks like Danny Ainge and the Celtics just wanted too much. Somehow, through this whole back and forth with the Clippers in trade talks to send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Clippers for a package of DeAndre Jordan and other assets, the Celtics were behaving like they had all the leverage in the negotiations. That appears to have been Boston’s undoing. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 10, 2013 / 1:15 pm

Doc Rivers Returning To Coach In Boston? Not So Fast

Doc Rivers

Less than a month ago, Danny Ainge confirmed that Doc Rivers would return to coach the Boston Celtics next season. Well, apparently, it’s not set in stone. After weeks of silence, Rivers told The Boston Globe he needed to “detox” after the end of the season. Read More »

NBA / May 20, 2013 / 2:30 pm

How To Fix The Celtics: Trade Paul Pierce & Reunite H.S. Teammates Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith

Paul Pierce

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Boston Celtics are one of the most storied and celebrated franchises in NBA history. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 16, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Breaking News: Doc Rivers Will Return As Boston’s Head Coach Next Season

Doc Rivers

At this point in the offseason, we may not know what will happen with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but one thing has been confirmed by Boston GM Danny Ainge: Doc Rivers will be coaching the Celtics next season. Read More »

NBA / May 7, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, The Celtics & The Craziest Trade Rumor You’ve Heard This Year

Kevin Garnett

When Danny Ainge first acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007, the new Big Three, in theory, was providing the Celtics with a three-year championship window. After going one for two in their title appearances in their first three years, Ainge decided to keep the window cracked open for another three years after not biting on potential deals. Read More »

Smack / Mar 30, 2013 / 12:50 am

Trey Burke Leads Michigan On A Shocking Comeback; LeBron Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Trey Burke

It had been 19 years since Michigan had made the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. But dabble in a little Trey Burke, and add in some copious amounts of the Kansas Jayhawks — who have a history of this sort of choking — and it all adds up to the best comeback of March Madness … After overtime, the final score read, 87-85, Michigan, but make no mistake: it wasn’t the Wolverines that won the game. It was their point guard. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 29, 2013 / 10:35 am

Danny Ainge (!) Calls LeBron James’ Complaining About Fouls “Embarrassing”

lebron james headband

Following Miami’s streak-snapping loss to the Bulls’ B Team on Wednesday night, LeBron James voiced his displeasure with the fouls that Chicago was putting on him in a hard-fought game.

The media has had a field day with it, with much debate about whether or not LeBron is right to question the “basketball” nature of those physical fouls. On Thursday, Celtics president Danny Ainge was on a Boston sports radio show and voiced his opinion. Keep in that that is Danny Ainge who is unloading on James. If you ever saw Danny play, you will know why this is so funny: Read More »

Smack / Jan 21, 2013 / 2:00 am

The Nuggets Contain The Thunder In OT; The Kings Are One Hurdle Away From Moving To Seattle

Kenneth Faried

Denver had an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter and all looked good on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Nuggets’ drive to knock-off league-best Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant (37 points, seven boards and eight assists on 7-of-20 shooting) and Russell Westbrook (36 points, 10-of-26 shooting) were being contained via constant harassment, as much as the superstar tandem can be anyway. The Nugs looked like they were about to make amends after a sloppy loss in OKC last week. These two always make for great games and Denver’s eventual 121-118 win in OT was one of the very best, with two endings that were crazy. Read More »