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Rick Petino now says he regrets leaving the college ranks to coach the Boston Celtics — and it’s all because the team didn’t get Tim Duncan.
Although it’s nothing more than a distant memory now, there was a time and place when the Celtics were poised to end up with the San Antonio big man. During the 1996-97 season, the Celtics ended up with the league’s second-worst record at 15-67, but couldn’t come up with the No. 1 lottery pick. The Spurs drafted Duncan, and the rest, as they say, is history.
But it’s precisely the fact that the Celtics didn’t end up with Duncan that now has former coach Rick Pitino saying he regrets his decision in 1997 to leave the Wildcats for the pros.
I think I do regret leaving Kentucky because I took over a team with 15 wins banking everything on the Tim Duncan lottery,” Pitino told 790 the Ticket in Miami, “and once we didn’t get Tim Duncan I realized that leaving Kentucky was not a good move.”
Of course, the Celtics did end up with Chauncey Billups third o
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Latest word out of Boston: Celtics making deadline-day run at player they've pursued before ... Tyreke Evans
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Kings, until today, have been rejecting all interest in Tyreke. But @mr_jasonjones of Sacramento Bee reports Kings revisiting that stance— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Milwaukee, Phoenix emerging as frontrunners...
Despite the injury, the Boston Celtics have made Rajon Rondo available for trade. However, a deal is unlikely. If the team were to get anything done, it would probably have to be after the season. Right now, Rondo is rehabbing from a torn ACL. According to ESPN Boston, if the Celtics received an offer for Rondo, they would not immediately turn it down. It's not beyond...
He seems to be happy.
I had already posted some statistics about Jordan Crawford early in the morning because that deal made too much sense, (CelticsLife: always gives you the fastest updates and insights) but now that it's official I would like to delve more into the subject.
First of all, the Celtics have found the almost perfect replacement for Leandro Barbosa. Jordan Crawford...
Well, we knew a backcourt of just Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley would not last the rest of the season, and sure enough, per Chris Forsberg at ESPN — the Celtics swapped the injured Leandro Barbosa for Jordan Crawford.Yes, he is another combo guard with little ball handing skills. Yes the Celtics need a shooting guard with size or a point guard who can handle, and...
I have been away from the internet since the trade deadline passed, but I'm sure there's an outrage somewhere because "Danny Ainge hasn't blown this team up" or that "Danny Ainge didn't make any big moves." (Reportedly, Felger was ripping Ainge apart yesterday, and I'm not shocked to hear that from someone who doesn't know anything about...
Jeff Green and his "I'm awesome and I know it" face.
KG might have gotten his first DNP-Old of his career, but that didn't cause the Celtics any problem as they have easily beaten the Suns 113-88 in their first post-trade deadline game.
A detailed account of the game is not necessary. We played awesome defense and that turned into great offense. We never looked...
There’s a report out of Washington, DC that the Celtics and Wizards initially agreed on the inclusion of Chris Wilcox in the deal for Jordan Crawford.
I can’t blame Wilcox for blocking the deal. One, he won’t get a chance at the playoffs in Washington. Two, waiving Bird rights could cost him money. [link]
The Larry Bird exception allows an NBA team to spend above its cap number...
Someone really, really wanted Kevin Garnett’s attention at Staples Center last night. In the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers, a persistent fan began yelling, “Kevin…Kevin…Keeevviinnnn…KEVIN!!” He did not respond.
It’s not a trade involving Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce, but it’s still worth talking.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Celtics have dealt Leandro Barbosa’s expiring contract for Jordan Crawford. This deal originally involved Fab Melo, but the C’s persuaded Washington.
Celtics will send the Leandro Barbosa expiring contract to the Wizards for Jordan...
The Boston Celtics sat Kevin Garnett Saturday and still easily defeated the Phoenix Suns -- thanks to Jeff Green.
The fifth-year forward dominated, making 11-of-14 shots, including three 3-pointers, for 31 points. He added a full stat line of seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and five blocks in 39 minutes. It was a dominant performance, but one that we've come to expect...
The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 113-88
CelticsLife Game Recap
Players are graded on a curve
Brandon Bass: 6 Points, 6 Rebounds
He didn't blow up offensively like most of the other players on the team, but he did put in some effort on the boards. It was a quiet game compared to everyone else tonight.
Jeff Green: 31 Points...
Breaking news: The Celtics are shockingly looking for big men to fill the two roster spots they have! (Yes, I'm having fun with those who thought the Celtics made a mistake by not trading for a big yesterday as if the league abounds with them.)
Steve Bulpett has reported a shortlist of five names:
From today's Herald, big man names C's have discussed: Jerome Jordan...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jeff Green gave Boston a sensational performance in his first start in nearly two years.
Green scored a season-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting and the short-handed Celtics routed the Phoenix Suns 113-88 on Friday night.
"I didn't have a different mindset," said Green, who missed last season following heart surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm...
Roma has announced a preliminary deal for Sheik Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi to enter its ownership group.
In 2011, a group of four Boston executives closed a deal to become the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club, but Roma continues to seek more funding which could aid its plan to build a new stadium.
Al Qaddumi is believed to be of Qatari heritage although...
The Celtics sought MarShon Brooks, Mirza Teletovic, Kris Humphries and two future first round picks for Paul Pierce.