Pierce was drafted 10th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft and spent 15 seasons with the Celtics.
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. It proved to be one of the best draft choices in franchise history, as he went on to become a 10-time NBA All-Star.
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Monday's tweet was the first hint that Pierce would be signing a contract so that he could retire as a member of the Celtics - an announcement which came several minutes later.
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"It's an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic", said Pierce, via the release. "We congratulate Paul on a Hall of Fame career, and look forward to seeing his number raised to the rafters of TD Garden". "I'm a Celtic for life". After a short stint there, he moved on to play for the Wizards for one season and ultimately finished his career under his Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers in Los Angeles with the Clippers. One NBA title with the Celtics in 2008 for which he also was named Finals MVP and at 15th all-time in points in the NBA.
The Celtics have long planned to sign Pierce so that he could retire with the team and former coach Doc Rivers revealed those plans last summer as Pierce pondered his National Basketball Association future. Love him or hate him, Pierce is a player that Celtics fans will be talking about for decades.
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