Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce celebrates with his MVP trophy after winning Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals in Boston, Massachusetts, June 17, 2008. The Boston Celtics captured the National Basketball Association championship, routing the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to two. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Celtics Will Retire Paul Pierce’s Number This Season

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Much like the Red Sox with David Ortiz (who also wore number 34), the Celtics will waste no time retiring Paul Pierce’s number.

Pierce officially retired a Celtic last month when he signed a one-day contract.  On Thursday, the team’s co-owner Steve Pagliuca announced that The Truth’s number will be raised to the rafters on a night to be determined during the 2017-18 season:

As someone who started watching the C’s when Pierce came into the league in ’98, I’ve been telling myself for years that there is nothing that will stop me from being at The Garden the night his number is retired.  I’m sure a lot of Celtics fans feel the same way, so expect tickets to sell out fast once the date is announced.


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