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Paul Pierce: I want to retire a Celtic

Since Rajon Rondo went down with an ACL injury, I had not been alone in calling for the Celtics to start making big changes its time to transition to the next phase of the Celtics.

But saying that and actually doing something like trading Paul Pierce is something else entirely.

He is a 14-year Celtic, a champion and finals MVP, a 10-time All-Star wearing the green. He is the most iconic Celtic player since the Bird era ended. He is beloved. Trading him is hard just for the sentimental reasons.

And he doesnt want to go, he told the Boston Herald (via Celticsblog).

You know, I want to retire as a Celtic, said Pierce. Thats been my longtime goal. But its not in my control. The organization, they make their decisions, but its something I desire.

For more on this story visit: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk



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