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Celtics PRIDE podcast: thanking Danny Ainge and guessing who Brad Stevens chooses to replace himself

In a move to to establish continuity within the franchise, the Celtics shook its own foundation to the core.

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The Celtics PRIDE guys react to the news of Danny Ainge retiring, and the promotion of Brad Stevens to President of Basketball Operations. Josh waxes maybe a little too poetic about his theories of how this transition was in the works for a couple years since Danny Ainge’s heart attack in 2019, and gives a heartfelt “thank you” to Danny Ainge with some words of gratitude for his 18 years at the helm of the franchise.

Mike and Adam ask “is this a good thing?” and offer implications of this move on the team going forward.

Josh also provides some names of candidates out of his list of 25 that should be on the short list due to three criteria: 1) ties to franchise legacy and history, 2) age/relatability to the new generation, and 3) respect from the players.

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