Sport Paul Pierce gets to retire as a Celtic

02:30  18 july  2017
02:30  18 july  2017 Source:   The Boston Globe

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So when he retires he’s got to retire as a Celtic . I don’t think anyone disagrees with me.” Doc Rivers plans to let Paul Pierce retire as a member of the Boston Celtics if the star decides to end his distinguished career this summer.

Paul Pierce has yet to tell Doc Rivers whether he’ll return for his 19th NBA season, but the Clippers head coach already knows where the 38-year-old will be headed if he elects to call it a career before the 2016-17 season: one final stint with the Celtics . So when he retires he’s got to retire as a Celtic .

Paul Pierce played the first 15 of his 19 NBA seasons in Boston. © Boston Celtics Paul Pierce played the first 15 of his 19 NBA seasons in Boston. The Celtics on Monday announced that they have signed veteran forward Paul Pierce to a contract, allowing him to retire as a member of the organization.

The Celtics selected Pierce with the 10th pick of the 1998 draft and he spent his first 15 pro seasons in Boston. He was a 10-time All-Star and he helped guide the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title.

“It’s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic,” Pierce said in a statement released by the team. “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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