Paul Pierce suggested yesterday that he won't be making the trip to Boston for the Nets-Celtics preseason game on October 23rd, and will instead wait for the regular season to make an emotional return to the TD Garden.
From ESPN Boston:
Former Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce hinted Thursday that he will attempt to avoid an exhibition matchup at TD Garden when the Brooklyn Nets
visit on Oct. 23 and instead wait until a regular-season meeting in the
new calendar year to make an emotional return to Boston.
"I'll [return to Boston] just one time next year," said Pierce, suggesting he'll wait for a Jan. 26 visit.
He added: "I don't have to use anything to motivate me, a trade or
anything like that, for me to say I want to win a championship. I've
only got so many more years left in my career, so ultimately the goal is
to try to win another one or two, as many as I can before I retire.
That's the motivation right there."