It's official now. The Maine Red Claws are now owned by the Boston Celtics. A press conference at the Expo in Portland with C's front office people and former owner Bill Ryan, Jr. took place this morning.

The Red Claws of the G-League will begin their 11th season in Portland on November 9th.

Until now, the Celtics and a Maine group led Ryan operated as somewhat of a hybrid association but the move on is for NBA teams to own their G-League franchises. Only 2 of 28 are not owned by a NBA team.

NOTE: More on this story when Red Claws spokeman Evans Boston joins the Dale Duff Show today at 3pm on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.