HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The departure of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from Boston will no doubt be a painful one for Celtics fans who had grown accustomed to championship runs and high drama from the backbones of the franchise.
The Celtics, as an organization, took the high road with their classy farewell gesture for the stars they traded to Brooklyn in this summer’s blockbuster deal. A full-page ad in the Boston Globe praised Pierce and Garnett for their years of service, hard work, dedication, leadership and “Banner 17.”
Celtics boss Danny Ainge knew he had to begin the rebuilding process in Boston by moving Pierce and Garnett after Doc Rivers left for the Los Angeles Clippers. The full-page ad might not be the closure on the Big 3 era some are looking for, but it’s a classy start!