Danny Ainge Rumors
Before the trip, he decided he would take on the name “El Terrible” (pronounced El Te-ree-blay) while overseas. I recall it as a takeoff on enfant terrible, but Ainge isn’t certain. “I do remember giving myself the nickname ‘El Terrible,’ ” he said. “But I don’t even remember how it happened. I think I said it to somebody, and then it just got out. I just sort of had fun with it. I taped it onto my practice jersey. “You know me, I was just joking around. I knew just enough Spanish to get myself in trouble. I heard that on the Spanish broadcast, they even referred to me one time as El Terrible. I was dying laughing when I heard that.”
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe there is “nothing imminent” regarding contract extension negotiations for Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, but the team will continue to speak to representatives for both players. The Celtics have until an Oct. 31 deadline to reach extensions with Zeller and Sullinger, who are entering the final seasons of their rookie contracts.
“I’m not sure how that’s all going to work out. But we’ll continue to talk throughout this month,” Ainge told the Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has increased his social media activity in recent months. And one Celtics player on his short list of Twitter follows is Jared Sullinger. So has Ainge seen the photos Sullinger has posted that chronicle his offseason conditioning efforts? “I skim through it,” Ainge said with a smile at Tuesday’s eighth annual Shamrock Foundation “Teeing Up For Kids” golf tournament at Old Sandwich Golf Club. And does he like what he sees? “My eyes aren’t good enough to see the Twitter pictures, nor do I believe most of the Twitter pictures,” added Ainge. “But I’m not worried about that. I know Jared’s put in a lot of work this summer and it’s a big year for him and for us and I’m confident he’s gonna have a terrific year.”