Steve Pagliuca Rumors
“He is a very smart, cerebral person. He is very mature, even for 25, he is very mature,” said Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, following Irving’s introductory news conference Sept. 1. “He really wants to maximize his abilities. He is a hard worker in basketball. He is a hard worker in life. I would say he is kind of a renaissance man. It’s going to be very exciting to have him around here.”
Robb: You’re a Duke guy and Kyrie Irving is coming in. How exciting is that for you? Steve Pagliuca: It’s very exciting. He’s a great player. We lost a couple of great players as well. As Danny (Ainge) said, it was an emotional day for us yesterday because Isaiah is a great player and Crowder is a great player. We love those guys, but Kyrie is a very special athlete and a great person. I know him personally from Duke.
Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca said that Paul Pierce’s No. 34 will be retired this upcoming season. “It’s going to be fantastic,” Pagliuca said. “For our era, the most recent era, he embodied the Celtics’ leadership, the Celtics’ brand and was the MVP of the championship team. So it’s going to be fantastic to see that happen.”
Chris Forsberg: Celtics release statements on the retirement of Ray Allen: “Ray was a key member of the Big Three who helped drive us to Banner 17. He is one of the best shooters and clutch players in NBA history, and we were fortunate to be able to witness his magic on the parquet. We wish him well in his retirement,” said Celtics Managing Partner Steve Pagliuca.
But a picture posted online Saturday appeared show one very special guest. In the picture, which was posted to Imgur.com, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and team co-owner Steve Pagliuca were joined by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. A league source who is in the Hamptons for Durant’s meeting with the Celtics verified that Brady is there and part of the pitch to lure Durant to Boston. “Durant’s favorite athlete,” the source said in a text message.