Pierce To Retire As Celtic [VIDEO]
Paul Pierce signed a deal on Monday afternoon to end his career and retire as a Boston Celtic.
Pierce was drafted 10th overall by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA draft and logged 1,102 games with the Cs in 15 of his 19 seasons in the league. With Boston he averaged 21.8 points per game and led the Celtics to a championship with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2008.
Cs owner Wyc Grousbeck also announced on Monday that the team would be retiring Pierce's number 34 at some in the near future.
"We're honored that Paul has chosen to retire as a Celtic. He is among the very best Celtics -- a champion on and off the court," said Grousbeck in a release by the Cs on Monday.
Pierce retires as the franchise leader in field goals (1,823), steals (1,583), and free throws (6,434). He finishes second all-time in scoring for the Cs behind John Havlicek.