PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics is changing its name to match the NBA franchise. The Maine Red Claws announced Monday that the Portland-based team will now be called the Maine Celtics.
The team plays in the NBA G League and made its debut in the 2009-10 basketball season. The Boston Celtics have owned the Maine team since 2019. Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham said in a statement that the name change is “a nod to our diehard fan base, which extends throughout the great state of Maine.”
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Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.
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