Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to be introduced in press conference this morning
When is ur Boston press conference? Can't avoid stuff like that in this town— Mike Barberio (@mike_barberio19) July 17, 2017
why haven't the Celtics had a press conference with Gordon Hayward?— deplorable teamster (@bmf0000) July 14, 2017
Gordon Hayward should be a man and have a real press conference. 128 million and he cant do that for the Celtics?— brian skinner (@Rushlimbang) July 14, 2017
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.
Celtics announce a press conference to formally introduce Kyrie Irving AND Gordon Hayward Friday at TD Garden. pic.twitter.com/J7F3ntrIX0— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) August 31, 2017
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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