Paul Pierce signs contract to retire with Celtics
Paul Pierce is officially going to end his NBA career in the same place it began.
On Monday, the Boston Celtics announced that they have signed Pierce to a contract so he can retire with the team.
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“It’s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic,” Pierce said. “The organization and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I couldn’t imagine ending my career any other way. I’m a Celtic for life.”
The Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in sports, and Pierce is second all-time in points scored for them with 24,021. He spent 15 seasons in Boston and stuck with the team threw some horrendous seasons before winning a championship alongside Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2008.
Pierce received an incredible ovation when he played his final game at the TD Garden last year, and he gave the current members of the Celtics team a gift afterword. It was only a matter of time before the C’s signed him to a ceremonial contract.