Celtics Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Celtics to mark 10th anniversary of 2008 title team

    Boston Globe "There will be an opportunity for Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen to get together after all, as Celtics team president Rich Gotham confirmed to the Globe that the organization will be holding a 10th-anniversary reunion of the 2008 team, and that all members will be invited. It will soon be 10 years..." March 28

  • Celtics assistant Micah Shrewsberry will interview for UMass coaching job Monday

    Daily Hampshire Gazette "Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry told the Boston Herald he will interview with UMass Monday for its vacant head coaching position. This will be Shrewsberry’s second interview. According to sources familiar with the process, Shrewsberry is one of a small group of candidates still..." March 27

  • Celtics win, move into virtual tie with Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics' reaction to pulling into a virtual tie for first place in the Eastern Conference was a virtual shrug. "I mean, it's nice. It's just a tie though. So it's not that cool," Isaiah Thomas said after his 30 points led Boston to a 112-108 victory over the Miami Heat..." March 26

  • Thomas: Suns helping Booker chase numbers in losing cause was 'weird'

    CSN New England "– Stacking wins on top of wins is the mindset of the Boston Celtics right now, so the players who did speak to the media following Friday’s 130-120 win over Phoenix drove that point home emphatically. But inside the locker room, it was unusually quiet, the kind of silence you expect following a..." March 25

  • Watson: Got a problem with Suns letting Booker be great? 'Do something'

    Boston Globe "This one-and-done thing the past 12 years has produced mixed results, with some players flourish into All-Stars while others fall to the wayside. Devin Booker matter-of-factly declared for the draft after averaging 10 points in his lone season at Kentucky — as a reserve. And he slipped to the..." March 25

  • Big Baby believes Ray Allen should be invited to '08 Celtics reunion

    CBS Sports "Ever wonder what Glen “Big Baby” Davis is up to? On Thursday he went on Snapchat, used the banana filter and rambled about lemons in a Jamaican accent, which wasn’t weird at all. The next morning, the former Boston Celtics forward appeared on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” and discussed Ray Allen..." March 25

  • Crowder disses Suns for celebrating 70-point effort, Booker fires back

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker couldn’t make everyone happy after his 70-point performance against the Boston Celtics. One of those people that appears to not be pleased with Booker’s night is Boston forward Jae Crowder. Crowder — username bossmann99 — took to the NBA’s Instagram..." March 25

  • Suns' Booker scores 70, but Celtics prevail

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The outcome was clearly not in doubt, so it was OK for the TD Garden crowd to be cheering for someone on the other team. Devin Booker did not disappoint. The Boston Celtics won the game 130-120 over the Phoenix Suns on Friday, but no one seemed to notice. The..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Celtics cruise past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Al Horford likes what he sees from his team as it steams toward the NBA playoffs. "I think the guys are starting to understand that we're playing for bigger things and we have a chance to ... to see what we can do," Horford said after his Boston Celtics cruised to a 109-100 victory..." March 22

  • Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers say Ray Allen should be a part of Celtics reunion

    CBS Sports "After Rajon Rondo said Ray Allen would be excluded from the 2008 Boston Celtics’ planned get-together this summer, Celtics president Danny Ainge and former coach Doc Rivers said that Allen should be included. Each understands that Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were stunned and hurt when..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Isaiah Thomas’ pursuit of NBA scoring title would be first for Celtics

    Boston Herald "The premise for The Ultimate Celtics Trivia Question looks as if it will survive another season. With their emphasis on the team-wide aspects of the game, no C’s player ever has led the NBA in scoring. And even if Isaiah Thomas turns hotter and hungrier in the last 11 games, it would seem..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Scot Pollard: Rajon Rondo hasn’t contacted me about 2008 Celtics championship reunion

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo isn’t inviting Ray Allen to his ninth birthday party 2008 Celtics championship reunion. Rondo also said he hadn’t yet reached P.J. Brown but had contacted everyone else. Apparently, Rondo missed someone. Scot Pollard: Pollard suffered a season-ending injury in February..." March 21

  • Kevin Garnett To Warriors, Not Celtics? 2007 Trade Was ‘Basically Done’

    NESN "A lot had to fall into place for the Boston Celtics to win the 2008 NBA title. But Kevin Garnett arguably was the most important piece of the puzzle, and it turns out the Celtics indeed were lucky to land the All-Star big man. We know the facts: Boston swung a blockbuster deal with the..." March 21

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told ESPN.com, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Celtics tough out 110-102 win over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The way Isaiah Thomas sees it, it's all pretty simple. "Those guys don't like us, we don't like them, that's what it is," Boston's little big man said after scoring 25 points to lead the Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. It was the..." March 20

  • Celtics planning 10-year anniversary of 2008 title, without Ray Allen

    Sporting News "The 2008 Celtics plan to reunite and celebrate the championship they won together, but will do so without a key piece of the team: Ray Allen “I mean, Ray left. He left to the enemy," one unnamed member of the team told ESPN's The Undefeated. The reason Allen is being treated as if he has..." March 20

  • 76ers come from behind to top Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas has often provided the Boston Celtics with a finishing kick this season. Thomas, who leads the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring, sat out Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a sore right knee. The Sixers, as a result, were the ones who..." March 19

  • Celtics Jaylen Brown on Who is The Toughest Player to Defend in The League

    Black Sports Online "The Boston Celtics are in Brooklyn tonight on St. Patrick’s Day to take on the Nets. The Celtics are 43-25 and 2.5 games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for top spot in the eastern conference. Rookie forward Jaylen Brown has been a key contributor for the squad on the defensive end, and offensively..." March 18

  • Celtics prioritizing health over No. 1 seed by resting Isaiah Thomas this weekend

    CBS Sports "Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Isaiah Thomas dropped 27 points to lead the Celtics to a 117-104 victory, and in the process joined an exclusive scoring club . But he also took a tough fall in the second half that left him with a bruised right knee. Because of that injury,..." March 17

  • Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart shake off recent dust-up

    Boston Herald "Even by the standards of Jaylen Brown, whose playing time has been meaningful as a rookie, this was an eventful week. From a pair of prank-happy teammates stuffing his truck to the tops of the windows with popcorn following Wednesday’s win over Minnesota, to an argument with Marcus Smart during..." March 17

  • Crowder, Celtics stave off upset-minded Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Throughout the NCAA Tournament, teams win close games and describe the feeling as "surviving and moving on." Missing Isaiah Thomas' ability to score in bunches and consistently make plays, the Boston Celtics experienced the pro version of surviving and moving on. And..." March 17

  • Brad Stevens has no interest in leaving Celtics

    Boston Globe "Because of his success at Butler University, including leading the Bulldogs to consecutive national title games in 2010 and 2011, Brad Stevens has been linked to potential college openings since he took the Celtics job four years ago. But with college openings beginning to pop up as that season..." March 16

  • Celtics maintain home dominance vs. Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Karl-Anthony Towns was 9 years old the last time the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Celtics in Boston. Now, thanks to the work of Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas, the talented young big man will have to wait until at least next season for it to happen. Horford had his best game..." March 15

  • Jae Crowder inspires winning, confidence for Celtics

    ESPN ""Right here," said a smiling Jae Crowder, pointing to a spot on the baseline beneath one of the hoops at the Boston Celtics' practice facility. It's the spot that, a little more than two years ago, an incandescent Crowder confronted head coach Brad Stevens and demanded to know whether the team..." March 14

  • Celtics hand Bulls fifth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A quick look at the box score just might tell you all you needed to know about Sunday's game at TD Garden. Dwyane Wade was a minus-37, which ties for third worst in the NBA this season. In other words, it was never a game. The Boston Celtics, returning from a five-game..." March 12

  • Bulls post season-low 26 points in first half against Celtics

    Fanrag Sports "If day games on the hardwood call for sluggish starts, the Chicago Bulls are a prime example. The Bulls only scored 26 points in the first half during Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics, which marked the lowest first half total of any game this NBA season. Furthermore, Chicago was the..." March 12

  • Jokic returns to help Nuggets defeat Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic wasn't feeling 100 percent Friday, but he still managed to put up a near triple-double in a big win for the Denver Nuggets. Jokic had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Wilson Chandler scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Denver Nuggets..." March 11

  • Kenny Smith thinks Isaiah Thomas is second-best player in East

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics have the second-best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference at 41-24. In fact, the C’s are just two games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the East. Record isn’t always an indication of actual standing in the league, though. Even Celtics coach Brad Stevens..." March 10

  • Celtics surge past Warriors in fourth quarter

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The last time the Boston Celtics set foot in Oracle Arena, they snapped the Golden State Warriors' 54-game home winning streak. Eleven months later, they were even more impressive in their return visit. Jae Crowder hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions during a..." March 09

  • Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics rookie: 'Didn't say a word' to Stephen Curry to prompt finger-pointing celebration

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown sounded amused Wednesday night when reflecting on Stephen Curry's finger-pointing celebration. With a laugh, Brown vowed he said nothing to prompt the taunt, which came at the end of the third quarter when Curry drilled a 3-pointer after shedding Brown with..." March 09

  • Crawford-led Clippers rally to defeat Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jamal Crawford started hitting shots. The result was a solid second-half performance by Crawford that sparked the Los Angeles Clippers' offense and allowed them to blow past the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Blake Griffin scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the..." March 07

  • Cleveland Cavaliers GM, thought Boston Celtics might land Paul George and Jimmy Butler at trade deadline

    Mass Live "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin believed at one point during the trade deadline that the Boston Celtics might land both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. During a podcast appearance with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Griffin fielded a question regarding a report the Cavaliers were on pins..." March 07

  • Isaiah Thomas questions Boston Celtics' experiments after second-half meltdown against Los Angeles Clippers

    Mass Live "As the rest of the Boston Celtics showered, dressed and left the locker room for the team bus late Monday night, Isaiah Thomas sat in front of his locker with a towel over his head. For minutes after the Celtics' second straight disappointing loss, Thomas vented to strength and conditioning..." March 07

  • Ulis' buzzer-beater pushes Suns over Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Rookie guard Tyler Ulis capped the best day of his career with his first walk-off game-winner. The Phoenix reserve scored a career-high 20 points, and his 3-pointer from deep on the right wing as time expired gave the Suns a 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics at Talking Stick..." March 05

  • Celtics follow big win with another victory

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Coming off a big win Wednesday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics didn't want to let their guards down Friday night against the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. "We knew it was a big game for us," Thomas said. "We knew the first game on the road..." March 04

  • Luke Walton upset with Lakers after Celtics showboat in blowout

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton is not pleased after the Boston Celtics did a bit of showboating in their blowout win Friday night. The Celtics blew out the Lakers 115-95 at Staples Center, and with the game already a blowout in the third quarter, the Celtics started reeling off plays like..." March 04

  • Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas believes Markelle Fultz will be No. 1 pick -- and that the two could coexist

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas realized very quickly the difference between Markelle Fultz and most other teenage basketball players. During a pickup game at the University of Washington last summer, Thomas saw Fultz, now a Washington freshman, operate with a different feel than most point..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Celtics defeat Cavaliers despite James' triple-double

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The stat sheet belonged to LeBron James but the game belonged to Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics. James registered the 49th triple-double of his career, but it was Boston, behind more fourth-quarter heroics from Thomas, who got the last laugh on Wednesday night. "Nobody holds..." March 02

  • Celtics star Isaiah Thomas disagrees with claim he was held in check: 'Nobody holds me in check'

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas disagreed with a reporter who suggested the Cleveland Cavaliers held him in check for most of the fourth quarter Wednesday night. A transcript of the exchange, which came after Boston's 103-99 win, follows below. Video can be viewed above. Reporter: "What..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Third-quarter surge propels Hawks past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Dwight Howard wasn't around for the final 16 minutes of the Hawks' Monday game against the Boston Celtics. But the big man's Atlanta teammates did quite well without him. "Despite me getting kicked out, I think guys really stepped up and played great," Howard said after..." February 27

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy says 'strong case' for Isaiah Thomas as MVP

    Boston Herald "Stan Van Gundy was highly amused that Danny Ainge and the Celtics are getting hit hard for making no moves at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “Really?” said the Pistons coach. “I don’t get that. I think they’re in great position.” Van Gundy is preparing for tonight’s meeting with a team that..." February 27

  • Brown knocks down big 3 to help Celtics past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jaylen Brown realizes that perimeter shooting is not his strong suit. "I'm not a guy that's going to shoot 10 3s a game," he said. The Boston Celtics do need their rookie shooting guard to at least become a threat from long range. With his team down one in the..." February 26

  • NBA: Isaiah Thomas didn’t intend to make gun gesture at Raptors’ Carroll

    Sportsnet "When Isaiah Thomas hit the floor late in the second quarter of Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors, victim of a hard foul delivered by the Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll, he didn’t take the matter lying down. The tiny, high-scoring Boston Celtics guard jumped to his feet, rushed to..." February 26

  • Isaiah Thomas could soon earn hefty contract

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas could go from the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft to a $179 million contract. Not bad, eh? Thomas will be in for quite the raise when his contract ends after the 2017-18 season, and he’s certainly earned it. The 28-year-old point guard quickly is becoming a household name..." February 26

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