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Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:22 pm

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Paul Pierce signs contract to retire with Boston Celtics


Updated on July 17, 2017 at 5:06 PM Posted on July 17, 2017 at 5:05 PM



By Jay King



BOSTON -- Paul Pierce will always be remembered for his time with the Boston Celtics. He will get the chance to retire with the team, too, after signing a contract to officially end his career in Boston.

The Celtics announced the signing Monday with a picture of Pierce, who ended his NBA career after this past season, signing his new deal:


(Photo courtesy of Celtics.com)


"We're honored that Paul has chosen to retire as a Celtic. He is among the very best Celtics -- a champion on and off the court," Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said in a statement. "We congratulate Paul on a Hall of Fame career, and look forward to seeing his number raised to the rafters of TD Garden."

"It's an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic," Pierce said. "The organization and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I couldn't imagine ending my career any other way. I'm a Celtic for life."



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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by kdp59 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:27 pm

Great to see, now give him a job somewhere in the organization as well.

maybe they can retire his number the night we win the east finals this year.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:27 pm

MY WISH CAME TRUE. NOW THERE ARE NO MORE MOVES BEING MADE. HE IS GOING TO PUT ON A SUPERMAN SUIT AND PLAY ONE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:13 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:MY WISH CAME TRUE.  NOW THERE ARE NO MORE MOVES BEING MADE. HE IS GOING TO PUT ON A SUPERMAN SUIT AND PLAY ONE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rosalie,

I do not think Pierce is going to actually play a game. He signed the contract and now he is retired, officially, and he did it as a Celtic. That's it.


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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:14 pm

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I was amazed to learn that JJ (eqp mgr) had held pairs of never-worn Pierce shoes @ both Waltham & Garden, waiting for Paul, just in case...




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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:21 pm

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The Celtics signing Paul Pierce will not affect team salary per source, with options such as a summer contract at their disposal.
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by dboss on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:32 pm

Nice move by Boston.

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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:42 pm

He should be an assistant coach or just give him any damn title he wants to coach all the young wings and players in conditioning, skills to create your own shot and shooting.
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:49 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:He should be an assistant coach or just give him any damn title he wants to coach all the young wings and players in conditioning, skills to create your own shot and shooting.


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He needs to come to Boston and spend the summer with Jayson Tatum in the gym.


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Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:55 pm

bobheckler wrote:
cowens/oldschool wrote:He should be an assistant coach or just give him any damn title he wants to coach all the young wings and players in conditioning, skills to create your own shot and shooting.


Cow,

He needs to come to Boston and spend the summer with Jayson Tatum in the gym.


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why just Tatum? why not Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Crowder, Smart, etc
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by bobheckler on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:56 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:
bobheckler wrote:
cowens/oldschool wrote:He should be an assistant coach or just give him any damn title he wants to coach all the young wings and players in conditioning, skills to create your own shot and shooting.


Cow,

He needs to come to Boston and spend the summer with Jayson Tatum in the gym.


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why just Tatum? why not Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Crowder, Smart, etc


Cow,

They don't have his game, Tatum does, and the veterans like Hayward and Crowder aren't going to be tutored by Paul Pierce at this point in their careers.


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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by worcester on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:59 pm

...because Tatum is Paul's Mini-Me.
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Post by kdp59 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:03 pm

Smart could use his help

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 pm

I was just joking! I would like to see him involved in the organization but, as I said, he seemed pretty comfy on ESPN during playoffs. So, he may try his hand at that for a while until the right opportunity comes up
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:06 pm

bobheckler wrote:
cowens/oldschool wrote:
bobheckler wrote:
cowens/oldschool wrote:He should be an assistant coach or just give him any damn title he wants to coach all the young wings and players in conditioning, skills to create your own shot and shooting.


Cow,

He needs to come to Boston and spend the summer with Jayson Tatum in the gym.


bob


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why just Tatum? why not Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Crowder, Smart, etc


Cow,

They don't have his game, Tatum does, and the veterans like Hayward and Crowder aren't going to be tutored by Paul Pierce at this point in their careers.


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I gotta disagree, Kobe seeked out Hakeem Olajuwon for post up training/wisdom well into his 30's one summer, then in an interview all he talked about was how great the knowledge that he got was.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:07 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:I was just joking! I would like to see him involved in the organization but, as I said, he seemed pretty comfy on ESPN during playoffs. So, he may try his hand at that for a while until the right opportunity comes up


I thought as a TV analyst he was great too.
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by worcester on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 pm

Paul was superbly smooth, smart, and savvy as a spokesman.
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Years ago, when questioned about what he might want to do after retiring from playing, Paul quickly answered he would like Danny's job. Well, we all know that is not happening anytime too soon here, so they either find a position that will keep him in the loop or he stays status quo for a while. They had been saying that there were many GM's who felt that Paul would make a great addition to their team, so I can only hope that he holds out for something here in Boston Wilkie playing on television
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by bobheckler on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:46 am

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Paul Pierce wore Brooklyn Nets shorts to retire a Boston Celtic. "Hey Danny, see this? This is where you sent me!" espn.com/nba/story/_/id…
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Talking junk to the end. twitter.com/ESPNForsberg/s…
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:56 am

He was eating clam chowder and a 9 pound lobster in Boston on Instagram last night.
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Post by NYCelt on Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:05 pm

Pierce has now signed with ESPN as an analyst.

He says he wants to be in the broadcast booth as well.

If his performance in the past two seasons playoff and championship broadcast packages are any indication, he's going to be very good at his new job.
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Re: Boston Celtics Sign Paul Pierce

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:22 pm

he and Billups worked well together, very well spoken, articulate and entertaining. This is a good move for him,  Bravo Paul
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