Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to be introduced in press conference this morning

When free agent Gordon Hayward committed himself to the Boston Celtics this summer, the lack of an official press conference was perplexing for some frustrated fans.

Well, it appears it may have been part of a broader plan for an even more significant event. Although Danny Ainge and his team secured the services of Hayward, they remained open to further changes to the roster. Those changes came in the form of the agonizingly protracted blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving, in which Boston sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the 2019 Nets pick and a 2020 pick via Miami to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Irving and Hayward will both be revealed in a presser at the TD Garden today at 11am, alongside Ainge, head coach Brad Stevens and Celtics ownership.

With the huge squad overhaul this summer, today marks the beginning of a new era of Celtics basketball, so fasten your seatbelts and prepare for sound-bites galore!

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