Celtics.com has this photo posted from today's news conference… and my honest-to-God first reaction to seeing it was…
"who's the old guy at the end?"
Holy crap, this summer has not been kind to Mr. Ainge. I bring this up not to bust on a guy who's going grey (hello kettle?…. this is the pot…). I just couldn't help but notice.
Just to make this post somewhat legitimate… I'd like to clarify something that was reported earlier about Shelden Williams. While he did, indeed, sign for the veteran minimum… he did not sign for $1.3 million. That's the minimum for a 10+ year vet. Since the minimum is determined on a sliding scale based on years of service… Shelden is actually going to make $855,189 (table with salaries here).
So when we've been saying things like "Big Baby must be pissed to get a $2-something million offer if Shelden is making $1.3 mil"…. we were all wrong.
More pics from the presser, after the jump.