Paul Pierce RUMORS & NEWS

  • Danny Ainge Won’t Rule Out Paul Pierce Having His Celtics Job Some Day

    NESN "“The Truth” can pretty much write his own ticket. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked this week about Paul Pierce possibly assuming a role with the organization upon retiring after this season. Ainge couldn’t say for sure what the future holds for the..." February 11

  • Paul Pierce: Westbrook, Cousins only players with 'competitive fire' gene

    USA Today "Add Paul Pierce to the list of NBA players — both current and former — who have been critical of the level of competition in today's NBA in recent weeks. Making an appearance on Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said that the league is far from what it used..." February 09

  • Boston legend Paul Pierce proud of Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'He's taken the torch'

    Boston Globe "On Saturday night, on the eve of his final game at TD Garden, former Celtics legend Paul Pierce went out to dinner at one of his favorite Boston restaurants, Strega. While there, he ran into point guard Isaiah Thomas, the current Celtic who would like to someday become a franchise legend,..." February 06

  • Doc Rivers starts Paul Pierce for his final game in Boston

    CSN New England "The Celtics faithful won’t have to wait too long to let Paul Pierce know just how much they will miss him. The Captain, who announced earlier this season that he was going to retire after this season, will get the start tonight for the Los Angeles Clippers. Pierce, who spent his first 15..." February 05

  • 1-on-1 with Paul Pierce as he says goodbye to Boston

    Boston Globe "Paul Pierce will make his final appearance in Boston when the Clippers face the Celtics on Sunday. Pierce, who is retiring at season’s end, spent his first 15 pro seasons with the Celtics. He was a 10-time All-Star and helped the team to the 2008 NBA title. In an interview with the Globe on..." February 04

  • Clippers' Paul Pierce says Warriors choked in last year's NBA Finals

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce isn't concerned about being unpopular in Oakland. During the preseason, the future Hall of Famer directly criticized Kevin Durant for joining the Golden State Warriors, and now, in an appearance on HBO's Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, he offered a..." November 02

  • How Paul Pierce Almost Joined Kevin Garnett In Minnesota, Not Boston

    NESN "The NBA is saying goodbye to two important members of Boston Celtics history: Kevin Garnett announced his retirement in September, while Paul Pierce plans to hang them up after the season. Both players were integral in bringing a championship to Boston in 2008, forming the “Big Three” along..." October 22

  • Clippers’ Paul Pierce sprains ankle stepping on reporter’s foot

    Today's Fastbreak "Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Paul Pierce suffered a sprained ankle during warm-ups before Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Pierce stepped on the foot of a sideline reporter and was held out of the franchise’s preseason finale as a result. No definite timetable for his return has..." October 22

  • Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce for criticism of Kevin Durant

    SI "It’s safe to say Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors was the biggest story of the NBA off-season. As the preseason winds down, there has been no shortage of critics. Future Hall of Famer and occasionally grumpy old man Paul Pierce was among them on Thursday,..." October 14

  • Paul Pierce Says He’ll Retire As A Celtic After Next Season

    Uproxx "Paul Pierce spent the vast majority of his career with the Boston Celtics, and in 2008 was a core member of the Big 3 that brought the city its first NBA championship since the late 80s. The Celtics were an Eastern Conference powerhouse for years after, eventually returning to the Finals in 2010,..." October 13

  • Paul Pierce Calls BS On John Wall/Bradley Beal Feud

    TMZ "There's no inner war between Washington Wizards teammates Bradley Beal and John Wall -- so says NBA superstar Paul Pierce, who says reports of a feud between the two are straight-up wrong. Wall has said in the past that "we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court" -- but said their..." October 08

  • Paul Pierce says he talked Kevin Garnett into joining Nets rather than retiring in 2013

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett said in 2012 he’d retire as a Celtic. A year later, he was playing for the Nets. Paul Pierce has taken credit for convincing Garnett to waive his no-trade clause and join him in Brooklyn. But Pierce apparently wasn’t just trying to get Garnett to leave Boston. Pierce convinced..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce: My Final Season

    The Player's Tribune "is is it, my final season. It’s time to move on from the game of basketball. Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself. I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity. With the Clippers, in the..." September 26

  • Paul Pierce Still Undecided About Playing In 16-17

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Pierce remains undecided about continuing his NBA career this season. "Depends on the day I talk to him. Paul has had the summer, he's gone back and forth," Doc Rivers said while back in Boston to host the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden. "I think he has a right to do that...." September 07

  • Doc Rivers Is Adamant That Paul Pierce ‘Has To’ Retire As A Member Of The Celtics

    Uproxx "Paul Pierce spent the first 15 seasons of his NBA career as a member of the Boston Celtics, so it would make some sense that the All-Star swingman would enter retirement, whenever that may come, as a member of that organization. However, Pierce’s former head coach and current Los Angeles Clippers..." September 07