Who needs another O'Brien trophy? The Celtics were just named the 2009 Professional Sports Team of the Year by the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily.
the Boston Celtics set a record for attendance. The team also doubled
its full-season ticket base to more than 10,000 in one of the country’s
most competitive sports markets. All of this, plus the addition of
Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, culminated in a return to glory, and the
Celtics’ 17th NBA championship.
Suck on that, Cleveland and Los Angeles.
Speaking of Cleveland, the Cavs came thisclose to blowing a 22-point lead last night against the Magic. But it was LeBron's all-around domination that held off Orlando in the 4th. What was the common denominator in both the Lakers and Cavs wins in Game 5? Their superstars passed the ball, while the role players made big shots (Boobie Gibson still plays for the Cavs?).
Danny Ainge is watching rookies work-out at the pre-draft camp in Chicago. The Celtics might not even use their 58th selection:
“We might have to use that slot on a free agent this summer,” said Ainge.
The Celtics don’t need to get younger. With a number of intriguing
players about to hit free agency, they need veteran help. They also
have one of two second round picks from last year – Turkish center
Semih Erden – under contract in Turkey for one more season before he is
eligible to make a stateside move.
It looks as if Philly is taking their time interviewing candidates for their head coaching job, keeping Tom Thibodeau on ice.
After the jump….some love for the Cavs dancers.