Marcus Smart was suspended for Wednesday’s game because of a verbal altercation he had with an official — a suspension that Danny Ainge doesn’t believe was warranted.Danny Ainge Didn’t Agree With Marcus Smart’s 1-Game Suspension — CBS Boston
Dealer Danny is on the clock. Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, finds himself one week away from the 2020 NBA Draft and quickly approaching the start of free agency. Meanwhile, rumors have been swirling about the Celtics, who currently hold three first-round picks, and what could be in store for the […]Will Celtics Be Trading NBA Draft Picks? Danny Ainge Offers Blunt Response — NESN.com
The world got a little less brighter Tuesday when news broke that Boston Celtics legend Tommy Heinson died at the age of 86. Heinsohn played and coached the C’s, was a 10-time NBA champion and had some of the best calls during the Celtics broadcasts alongside Mike Gorman. NBC Sports Boston remembered Heinsohn with a […]Danny Ainge Remembers Tommy Heinsohn As ‘Loyal,’ Shares Memories Of Celtics Legend — NESN.com
Boston Celtics team president Danny Ainge thinks Jaylen Brown will be ready to take on a bigger role with the team after a massive 2019-20.Ainge: Jaylen Brown ‘ready to take on bigger roles’ in 2020-21 — Celtics Wire
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has truly grown into a larger-than-life figure in his fourth season with the team, becoming a leader not just among his fellow Celtics or even in the NBA, but in his country and world.
In one of the most challenging moments in modern history, the Cal-Berkeley product helped lead his team to the brink of an NBA Finals appearance in a season assumed to be a “bridge year” by many.
He advocated caution in the midst of a pandemic when many were still cavalier; he pushed to protect the health of his fellow players in crafting an ingenuous solution to the pandemic itself, and he helped leverage that moment to provide critical support in the ongoing push for racial equity.
In short, he is a remarkable human being.
Team president Danny Ainge said as much when the topic of conversation with the press on the 2019-20 season on Thursday touched on Brown’s impact on the season, and Ainge was equally effusive in his praise of the young wing.
WATCH: Jaylen Brown’s best plays vs. Miami in the East Finals https://t.co/fQZ0aFqbVk
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 2, 2020
“I’ve said this a few times about Jaylen. He’s an impressive young man, and I’m really proud of him [and] how his game has developed from the time I met him,” began Ainge. “I’m not surprised.”
“Nobody would be surprised that he has become the voice of our locker room, the voice of our organization. He’s in meetings with our owners, and with [Director of Player Development] Allison Feaster, and with [Vice President of Community Engagement] Dave Hoffman, organizing the plans for social justice, so he is special. I knew that from the first time I met him, and I’m not surprised. But I’m also not surprised with the progress that he’s made as a player and how good a player he’s become before our eyes.”
“I think he’s ready to take on bigger roles, bigger opportunities, and I couldn’t be happier to have him on Boston Celtics and, and be with him at this time of his career,” he added.
Danny Ainge gives update on Kemba Walker’s first season, knee health https://t.co/dlGoFWTRtB
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 2, 2020
Jaylen Brown is an extraordinary basketball player, and we are lucky to have him in this league — nevermind on the Celtics.
And he is so much more than just a basketball player.
In an era of pundits telling athletes to “shut up and dribble,” Brown is leading a new generation of Americans, asking them to join him in standing up for their rights.
Danny Ainge shares the same hope of every NBA fan. The Celtics president of basketball operations joined ESPN’s Zach Lowe’s “The Lowe Podcast” on Thursday to talk all things basketball, including how he hopes Boston’s practice facilities will re-open next week if Massachusetts loosens the stay-at-home restrictions. “Massachusetts has been one of the slowest in…Celtics’ Danny Ainge Hopeful NBA Will Finish 2019-20 Season, Open Practice Facilities — NESN.com
Jayson Tatum doesn’t have a basketball hoop at his house, but Danny Ainge is offering his to the forward. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations posted some videos last week of him shooting around with his dog. And he revealed Wednesday they mainly were for Tatum. “That’s mostly directed towards Jayson,” Ainge said, via…Danny Ainge Says Jayson Tatum Can Use His Basketball Hoop Whenever — NESN.com
The COVID-19 outbreak may have millions of people stuck at home, but that’s not stopping them from finding creative ways to stay entertained. In Danny Ainge’s case, he’s got a little friend to give him a hand. The Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations and his French bulldog pup, Weezy, got a bit of fresh…Watch Celtics’ Danny Ainge Work Out With His Dog During Self-Quarantine — NESN.com
The COVID-19 crisis currently has millions of Americans — including the Boston Celtics — confined to their homes as the country attempts to limit the spread of the dangerous virus. But that hasn’t stopped Danny Ainge from staying in contact with members of the organization after the NBA indefinitely suspended its season two weeks ago.…Danny Ainge Talks To Celtics Players, Staff ‘Every Day’ During COVID-19 Crisis — NESN.com
he COVID-19 crisis currently has millions of Americans — including the Boston Celtics — confined to their homes as the country attempts to limit the spread of the dangerous virus. But that hasn’t stopped Danny Ainge from staying in contact with members of the organization after the NBA indefinitely suspended its season two weeks ago. In fact, the Celtics president of basketball operations says he’s in contact with players and staff “every day.” “I think they’re doing really well,” he told The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. “I mean, guys have their workouts. They’ve requested stationary bikes and weight and weight vests and bands so they can do all sorts of their workouts that our trainers are giving them. So, yeah, I think everybody’s following all of the rules, staying quarantined, and just keeping to themselves. It feels like, in my conversations with everybody, that they’re all doing well. They all seem pretty upbeat. I’m just trying to keep them motivated.” That said, Ainge’s job during the outbreak certainly hasn’t been easy. With the crisis comes loads of uncertainty, which teams and league officials have had to maneuver day-in and day-out. For Ainge, however, being adaptable is just part of the job description. “You just have to adapt to what is needed at that moment, whereas coaches are going crazy, because they’re used to having and following a schedule. Everything’s laid out in front of them on when they’re going to practice and when they’re going to take a plane to this city. They live on schedules, so it’s completely different for me than it is for them. I’m used to adapting more, and they’re learning about having to adapt under these circumstances.” Now that’s what we call solid leadership.
Kemba Walker injury: Danny Ainge gives update on Celtics star’s knee Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker has missed four consecutive games with a left knee injury, including Wednesday night’s 114-103 win over the Utaz Jazz on the road. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge gave an update on Walker’s knee during his weekly […]Kemba Walker injury: Danny Ainge gives update on Celtics star’s knee — High Velocity Sport
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge gave an update on Walker’s knee during his weekly Thursday morning appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” show, and he doesn’t seem too worried about the situation.
“We’re just taking it day by day, and we’re being very cautious with Kemba,” Ainge said. “We feel like we need Kemba to be his best self, and right now, we don’t think that he can sustain what he wants to do. But we are confident that his knee is going to be fine and that he’ll be ready to go at some point in the near future.”
The Boston Celtics are among those who’ve tried to help Delonte West. West, who played parts of four seasons with the Celtics (2004-07, 2010-11), landed in the news this week when a pair of videos surfaced showing the former NBA guard in a troubled state. One video showed West being assaulted in the middle of…Danny Ainge Confirms Celtics Offered Scouting Job To Troubled Delonte West — NESN.com
Danny Ainge: Celtics fans shouldn’t boo Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving, if he gets healthy, will return to Boston with the Nets on Wednesday. How will he be received? Celtics president Danny Ainge said he doesn’t handle game operations, but if it were up to him, Irving would get a tribute video. It was pointed out […]Danny Ainge: Celtics fans shouldn’t boo Kyrie Irving — High Velocity Sport