Prior to the final game/merciful end of the 2013-14 Boston Celtics season, Danny Ainge spoke freely about the first year of the rebuilding season and where he sees his squad going in the immediate future. Give the assist to Jay King's Twitter account.
Ainge obviously strong with Stevens support: "Brad might be the only thing in this whole organization that I'm not concerned about."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 16, 2014
Agreed X 1,000,000. Brad Stevens took what could have been a 10 win team and squeezed more than double that out of half-a-Rondo and a supporting cast.
Probably a good move. Seeing how an off-comment about fireworks convinced me that Danny Ainge had found a time machine and was bringing 25-year-old Bill Russell back to the team to anchor the defense, it is good for everyone involved that he is setting low expectations and preaching patience.
Ainge asked whether Rondo's 2015 free agency hastens need for quicker rebuilding. Said moves will be made for benefit of whole organization.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 16, 2014
RE: "WHO HAVE YOU BEEN TALKING TO?! DID HE SAY SOMETHING?!"
Yeah RT @scott_souza: Ainge would not rule out obtaining "more assets" this summer if he determines immediate help is not available.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 16, 2014
RE: "I'm taking a running leap into one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes in an effort to convince Kevin Love to come to Boston. If not I'll be spending spite money on several people and pretending like I've never heard of Kevin Love."
Ainge reiterated that health is an issue for Avery Bradley. Said he likes Bradley's improvements though.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 16, 2014
An awesome season marked up by injuries. While Bradley's laundry list of aches and pains probably helped the Celtics lose a few more games, it's hard to build around a guy who has gotten seriously banged up every year of his career.
And just for good measure:
Brandon Bass wins the Red Auerbach Award.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 17, 2014
Yes. Yes. Yes. Well deserved.
Keith Bogans won the Mark Blount Award though, I bet.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 17, 2014
Maybe the Tweet of the year.
Padraic O'Connor 4/16/2014 09:10:00 PM Tweet