Danny Ainge

24 May 19
News Directory

BOSTON – Boston Celtics, legend, owners, and staff were among the many people who filled Trinity Church in Copley Square to celebrate the life of the late John Havlicek. Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Sanders Satch, and Tommy Heinsohn were among the players present, as well as legend Boston Bruins Bobby Orr. On Boston Celtics ownership […]

24 May 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x78emjt” width=”480″ height=”270″] Will the Boston Celtics’ cautious pursuit of Kawhai Leonard prove to be a historic mistake? Some NBA observers believe that’s the case after the Celtics’ disappointing regular season gave way to a second-round elimination from the NBA playoffs, while Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are one win over the Milwaukee […]

24 May 19
CBS Boston

Aron Baynes says his heart is in Boston, but the Celtics’ unpredictable offseason could make things difficult.

24 May 19
SQ Sports

The NBA Finals are a mere days away which means the 2019 NBA Draft is getting closer and closer. With the NBA combine recently completed and prospects heading to cities around the country for individual team workouts, it is time to breakout SQSports first 2019 NBA Mock Draft. A lot can change in the weeks […]

24 May 19
The Sports Daily

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Yep. It feels like August–and not because it’s hot outside: It feels like August because I’m sitting here trying to come up with a story worth writing […]

24 May 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x78emjt” width=”480″ height=”270″] Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was present at John Havlicek’s memorial service at Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood on Thursday, just three weeks after suffering a heart attack in Milwaukee. Ainge didn’t speak to reporters following the memorial service, but Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca shared […]

24 May 19
Boston Herald
Bob Cousy heard Joe Dillon’s adoring shout on the night of his retirement on March 17, 1963, and the words stuck in his head while delivering the third of seven eulogies in honor of John Havlicek Thursday. “We love ya, John,” Cousy said from the altar at Trinity Church on Copley Square during a memorial service for Havlicek, who died on April 25 at the age of 79 following a three-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. The iconic, 142-year-old church was filled with family members, old friends and older Celtics teammates, and Bobby Orr — the Bruins legend whose own Hub era overlapped that of Havlicek. Sen. Bill Bradley, the former Knick and another contemporary, also made the trip. Bill Russell, helped down the aisle just prior to the start of the service, flew from his home in Seattle to attend. Past Celtics Satch Sanders, Tom Heinsohn, Dave Cowens, Rick Weitzman, Kevin Stacum, Mal Graham, Chris Ford, Steve Kuberski, Glenn McDonald and former general manager Jan Volk joined the congregation, alongside Celtics president Danny Ainge, coach Brad Stevens, and team owners Wyc Grousbeck, Steve Pagliuca and Robert Epstein. “It’s always emotional to see the old Celtics back, and they’re all here today for Havlicek,” said Pagliuca. “It’s incredible that the team just stays together forever. I just talked to Bill Russell on the way out.” Phil Neikro, the Hall of Fame pitcher who grew up with Havlicek in the Eastern Ohio mining town of Martin’s Ferry, recalled fishing for minnows with his best friend, and never sharing information with others about their favorite fishing holes. In a pair of emotional eulogies, his daughter, Jill, referred to Havlicek as “Captain,” and son Chris talked of perhaps the earliest known nickname for his father. “Yunch,” said Chris Havlicek. “Nobody could figure out how he got it, but I called him that until he passed away.” Havlicek’s basketball accomplishments took a back seat to what most were in the mood to talk about — his qualities as a human being. His support of The Genesis Fund, founded by longtime Celtics fan Dr. Murray Feingold, included an annual three-day fishing and golf tournament on Martha’s Vineyard. “I told him John, this would be a pretty great weekend if you just eliminated the fishing,” Cousy said. “And John would shake his head, probably thinking, who is this fool.” When Havlicek died, and his seven grandchildren read all of the accounts of his accomplishments, Chris said one common question emerged. “As we read through the media reports, the kids would ask me if they were accurate,” he said. But Chris Havlicek pushed all of these stories aside, and as his mother, Beth, and the rest of the family looked on from the first and second rows, he concluded, “the greatest play he ever made was marrying my mom.” As most filed out of the church for a private downstairs reception, Cowens thought about the host of tributes he had just heard in the 90 minute service. “Where he’s going, I’m not getting into,” laughed Havlicek’s teammate and fellow Hall of Famer. Ainge back to work Ainge, who didn’t need long to return to work following a mild heart attack on April 30 in Milwaukee, was active prior to the service, shaking hands with all of the guests in front of the church. Pagliuca said Ainge has switched his diet. “Danny’s a tireless worker. He’s made a comeback and we’re glad to see him back,” said the Celtics co-owner. “We’re trying to make him slow down, but he seems very healthy. He’s on a plant-based diet and feeling good. We’re just happy to see him back. We want him to make sure that he takes care of himself.” Pagliuca added that Russell hasn’t lost his sharp wit, with his statue, erected in 2013 near Boston City Hall, the source of some humor Thursday. “Bill’s funny. He asked me if the statue’s still there, I said the statue’s still there, and he said the pigeons love it,” Pagliuca said. Irving named to All-NBA second team Celtics guard Kyrie Irving was named to the All-NBA second team Thursday. He was a third-team selection in 2014-15 with the Cavaliers. Joining him on this year’s second team were Sixers center Joel Embiid, Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard and Trail Blazers guard  Damian Lillard, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston’s James Harden led the All-NBA first team along with Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Oklahoma City’s Paul George and Denver’s Nikola Jokic.
23 May 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x793i23″ width=”480″ height=”270″] Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood was filled with Boston basketball greats Thursday afternoon for John Havlicek’s memorial service. His teammates, Bill Russell and Bob Cousy were in attendance, in addition to Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, head coach Brad Stevens, co-owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve […]

23 May 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x793i23″ width=”480″ height=”270″] The Boston Celtics’ roller coaster season ended with an ugly Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, but Kyrie Irving’s offseason kicked off with a league-wide honor. The All-Star guard was named to the All-NBA Second Team on Thursday afternoon alongside Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard and Damian […]

23 May 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x78c2o9″ width=”480″ height=”270″] Aron Baynes isn’t happy with how the Boston Celtics’ season unfolded, but that disappointment hasn’t caused him to lose sight of the bigger picture: He still bleeds green. Baynes has a $5.5 million player option for the 2019-20 season, and while he acknowledged Thursday he still needs to talk with […]

23 May 19
The Recline

The Boston Celtics longest tenured player, Marcus Smart gets selected to the 1st team all-defense for the first time in his career. Since Smart was drafted, defense was what got him picked at number 6. The 25 year old is, and has been the heart and soul of the team for a few years now. […]

23 May 19
scotthansensports

My love of individual sports statistics, combined with the fact that I am studying some quantitative and qualitative research for my master’s program at Colorado State led me to see if I could dig up some empirical data on what the all-time teams would look like for each of the 30 NBA teams. I’ve seen […]

23 May 19
The Sports Daily

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “The agent was telling us, if we don’t trade him, there is some surgery he is on the borderline of having on his knee,” said Gilbert. “It […]

23 May 19
melodylab | audio | mastering | vocal editing | recording

Pittsburgh was led in passing last game by Nathan Peterman, who finished with 162 yards through the air. Their team WHIP was 1 while their FIP as a staff was 4. The Pirates hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. Baseball Jerseys Game […]

23 May 19
ICSports

Along with the Boston Celtics’ uncertain future, Kyrie Irving’s future with the team remains a big question mark. As free-agency approaches, the Celtics will be a team to watch in search of some talent with both Irving and Terry Rozier potentially finding new homes. With limited cap space and uncertainty at the point guard position, […]