- Reiterated that he doesn't think Rajon Rondo won't be back for the start of the season.
- Loves how well Brad Stevens' teams execute. High IQ, a worker.
- Very excited about coaching staff, specifically pointed Ron Adams and Jay Larranaga.
- A captain has not been selected, but Ainge spoke highly of Rondo, Avery Bradley, and Gerald Wallace.
- If Jeff Green is going to make the jump, Ainge believes that he needs to be more consistent on defense and on the boards.
Ainge asked how his impression of Stevens has changed since hire, jokes: "I'd like to give him a four-year contract extension."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 30, 2013