Celtics To Retire Pierce’s No. 34
The Boston Celtics will be sending another number into the rafters this coming season.
The team's co-owner Steve Pagliuca announced, Thursday, that the C's intend on returning Paul Pierce's jersey at some point during the 2017-2018 regular season.
Selected by Boston with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, Pierce quickly became a leader of the team and put up impressive numbers while in beantown. In fact, he ranks at or near the top of several Celtics franchise statistics.
Pierce, of course, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season, after spending 15 seasons in Boston. He spent one year in New York, then one in Washington, before finishing his career with a two-year stint in LA with the Clippers.
Just about a month ago, the C's and Pierce held a press conference to announce a one-day contract, which allowed the 39-year-old to officially retire in Boston.