Basketball

Former Celtics Kendrick Perkins and Doc Rivers
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Nick Friar
July 04, 2019 - 10:05 am
Kendrick Perkins retiring from the NBA may have been the best thing to happen to basketball in the 2018-19 season. Because now we have Kendrick Perkins the media personality (and pseudo-reporter), and he is everything you’d want from an ex-athlete in his role. Kawhi is still meeting with the...
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Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson
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Nick Friar
July 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
The Celtics made the official announcement on Wednesday that they’d hired Joe Mazzulla, Kara Lawson and Brandon Bailey as assistant coaches. Lawson’s hiring was a historical one for the franchise, making her the first female coach in the team’s history. She’s now the third female coach in the NBA,...
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Sam Cohn
July 03, 2019 - 12:37 pm
When it became clear Kyrie Irving would not be returning to Boston for a third season, the outlook of the Celtics looked pretty bleak. It didn’t take long before rumors began to swirl and before we knew it, the Celtics went from having no clear guy to command the offense to picking up one of the...
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Kara Lawson
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Gabby Guerard
July 03, 2019 - 11:48 am
After it was reported Friday that the Celtics would hire three assistant coaches, including Kara Lawson , the news became official Wednesday. The Boston Celtics announced that Lawson is officially the first female assistant coach in 73 years of franchise history. She will join Becky Hammon of the...
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Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins and Celtics center Aron Baynes
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Alex Reimer
July 03, 2019 - 11:36 am
Armed with little more than veteran minimum contracts, the Celtics are not positioned to make any more big additions this summer. That could leave them thin in the front court, where they’ve replaced Al Horford with Enes Kanter –– and a mishmash of young unknowns and role players such as Robert...
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Celtics guard Bra Wanamaker
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Nick Friar
July 02, 2019 - 6:22 pm
When it came time for the Celtics to make qualifying offers to their potential restricted free agents, Brad Wanamaker was among those who did not receive one . That made him an unrestricted free agent, so he could negotiate with any team. But it turns out Wanamaker is sticking around. According to...
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Enes Kanter
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Alex Reimer
July 02, 2019 - 3:04 pm
The Celtics’ newest addition, Enes Kanter, is more than a veteran big man who can finish around the rim. He’s also one of the NBA’s foremost social activists, becoming an enemy of his native Turkey in the process. Kanter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, regularly denounces the...
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Celtics forward Daniel Theis
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Nick Friar
July 02, 2019 - 2:37 pm
The Celtics may be done shaping out their frontcourt. While Robert Williams and Grant Williams are practicing for the NBA Summer League (along with Guerschon Yabusele), Boston agreed to a deal with Enes Kanter on Monday and they reportedly agreed to one with Vincent Poirier on Tuesday. And now it...
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Alex Reimer
July 02, 2019 - 1:58 pm
We hold many sacred traditions around these parts: spending our Fourth of July in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Bourne Bridge, drinking iced coffee year-round, and castigating our superstar athletes on their ways out of town. Few stars have experienced the lattermost tradition more than Kyrie...
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