Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
While Celtics tickets aren’t the most expensive in the league this year, they are significantly more expensive than they were last season. Last year the ticket average was just $59.08, and only four games had an average over $100. This season the average price is $179.56, a 204% increase from last season.
Even if the Celtics aren’t a serious championship contender, there will still be plenty of expensive games on the Celtics schedule at the TD Garden. On the secondary market, Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers tickets for both games in Boston have an average price above $300. There are also nine other games with an average price above $200, a season after only four games averaged over $100.
With the Celtics bound for another 25-30 win season, I don’t see anyone paying that kind of money for tickets. Not even insane diehards like KWAPT.
Just hang tight and that secondary market should come crashing back to reality.
On Page 2, Doc Rivers makes a long term commitment to the Clippers.
Doc Rivers’ new five-year contract to be president and coach of the Los Angeles Clippers is worth more than $50 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer announced Rivers’ extension on Wednesday. The team replaced the remaining two years on his original three-year, $21 million deal with a new contract that runs through the 2018-19 season.
Celtic for life, er, I mean Clipper for life.
And finally, caption this Rajon Rondo photo.
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