Boston changes: Danny Ainge retires and Brad Stevens takes his place | NBA

The 2020-2021 season of Boston Celtics it ended quickly after being outscored 4 to 1 by the Brooklyn Nets. A few days after the elimination, rumors spread in the office and two days ago some changes in the leadership finished consolidating.

The most important was the retirement as President of Operations of the legend Danny Ainge, since he had held since 2003 and brought with him a 2008 title in his pocket. Among his accomplishments in this role, he is credited with the Draft acquisitions of Rajon Rondo, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Also, through transfers, he got Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Kyrie Irving at the time, being the first two valuable for the last championship of the franchise.

For its part, the replacement will be Brad Stevens, who is stepping down as head coach after eight years. His level did not go unnoticed on the team, where he made the postseason seven of eight times.

“I am grateful to the owners and to Danny for trusting me for this opportunity.”Stevens assured in the Celtics publication. Also, he added that I’m excited to tackle this new role, starting with a comprehensive and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics and I know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. Give everything I have to help us be in a position to consistently compete for the championship. “.

His first task, as stated in the statement, will be to choose the next coach of one of the most winning franchises in the NBA. Some North American sources reported that Jason Kidd, Frank Vogel’s assistant in the Los Angeles Lakers, and Lloyd Pierce, who is without a place in the league after being fired by the Atlanta Hawks.

In the coming months we may see new moves to improve what was an uneven campaign this time, which led to them fighting in the Play-In and being pulverized by the Nets. Is there a replacement in the dome, will there be changes in the equipment?

Juan Ignacio Alburquerque

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