Trade official: Pierce, Garnett, Terry, and White to Brooklyn

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

This officially marks the end of an era. Thanks, fellas.

From the Celtics' press release:

"We would like to thank Paul, Kevin, and Jason for everything that they have done for this franchise. We would not have won Banner 17 without Paul and Kevin and they will go down amongst the all-time great players to have ever worn a Celtics uniform," said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. "At the same time we are excited to welcome Gerald, Kris, Keith, MarShon and Kris to the Celtics family. They bring a wealth of talent, experience, depth, and flexibility to our team."

"Paul and Kevin exemplified everything it means to be a Celtic," said Celtics Managing Partner and CEO Wyc Grousbeck. "They were instrumental in bringing back Celtic Pride and providing our fans with the franchise's first championship in over 20 years in 2008. We wish them nothing but the best in the future."

There are a few details that we didn't know when the trade first went down on draft night: 1) D.J. White and his non-guaranteed contract will be going to the Nets and 2) the Celtics have the option to swap picks in 2017. That's the business side of it. For the emotional, check out Celticsblog's send off to KG and The Truth and the full page ad goodbye in the Globe.

Although today's paperwork makes the trade final, Celtics fans won't really have closure until we hear from KG and PP. They'll be formally introduced by the Nets on Thursday.

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