The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team he spent his best 15 seasons in the NBA with. Pierce helped bring a championship in 2008 as part the ''Big Three'' of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
The Scoop: Drafted by Boston at No. 10 in 1998, Pierce started a 15-season run that is behind only John Havlicek's 16 seasons for the most played in a Celtics uniform. The 39-year-old retires atop the franchise's lists in 3-point field goals (1,823), free throws (6,434) and steals (1,583). He is also Boston's second all-time leading scorer with 24,021 career points, trailing only Havlicek.
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM