2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
36-36, 4th in Atlantic
Quavo, Perk settle their Twitter beef on First Take (3:10)
13h
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3dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Clippers' Billups on Celtics interview list

Brad Stevens has received team permissions to interview several assistant coaches for his franchise's head coaching job, including the Los Angeles Clippers' Chauncey Billups, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider 

Stevens completed interviews with the Celtics assistant coaches in recent days and now has started reaching out to talk to outside candidates, sources said. The initial pool of candidates is expected to be expansive.

Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider 

ESPN Sources: Celtics president Brad Stevens has started to get permission to speak to head coaching candidates, including with assistants Chauncey Billups (Clippers), Darvin Ham and Charles Lee (Bucks), Jamahl Mosley (Mavericks) and Ime Udoka (Nets).

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10dTim Bontemps

Stevens 'invigorated' by new Celtics opportunity

Brad Stevens said he chose to leave coaching after eight seasons to accept the new challenge of replacing Danny Ainge as president of basketball operations because he wants "to do what's best for the Celtics."

10d

The Right Time: Howard Bryant reacts to Ainge and Osaka

Bomani Jones is joined by Howard Bryant of Meadowlark to react to the developing reports that Danny Ainge is stepping down from his position with the Celtics to be replaced by head coach Brad Stevens, as well as why Boston faces the same challenges teams like the Jazz and Suns face for team building (2:26). Plus, what Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the French Open says about the press coverage of tennis (29:08).

Who could succeed Brad Stevens as Celtics coach? (1:02)
10d
Brad Stevens embracing 'great challenge' ahead for Celtics (0:54)
10d
Perk 'not surprised' by Danny Ainge retiring from the Celtics (0:49)
10d
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11dESPN

C's owner, Stevens: 'Win banner 18 or die trying'

Danny Ainge said Wednesday it was "my decision" to retire as Celtics president of basketball operations. Coach Brad Stevens was promoted to the role.

Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider 

Brad Stevens is moving into the front office on a full-time role, and Celtics are expected to start a search for a new head coach, sources tell ESPN. Celtics staff and coaches have been informed of the changes.

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11dTim Bontemps

Sources: C's boss Ainge mulling future with team

Danny Ainge, Celtics president of basketball operations, is seriously considering his future with the franchise and could make a decision to step down, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider 

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is seriously considering his future with the franchise and could make a decision to step down, sources tell ESPN.

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11dTim Bontemps

C's say getting healthy the key to better 2021-22

After the Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs by the Nets on Tuesday night, they pointed to getting healthy as a key factor for success next season.

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11dBrian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps

The Boston Celtics might be stuck in the middle

The Celtics once had a surplus of tantalizing paths in front of them. Following a first-round playoff exit, the road ahead now looks far different.

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11dBobby Marks

How the Celtics should approach the offseason

After a disappointing first-round exit, there will be calls to break up the Tatum-Brown duo and rebuild. As he moves to the front office, Brad Stevens should ignore those calls.

Nets bench gets hyped after Kyrie dunk (0:16)
11d
11d

Nets head to second round, beat Celtics 123-109 in Game 5

— James Harden had 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first postseason triple-double with Brooklyn, leading the Nets into the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 123-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night in Game 5.

Tatum finesses buzzer-beater over Durant (0:19)
11d
Harden drops sweet dime to Shamet for the slam (0:16)
11d
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11dMalika Andrews

Walker, Williams out as Celtics face elimination

Guard Kemba Walker and center Robert Williams have been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 of the Boston Celtics' series with the Brooklyn Nets, coach Brad Stevens said in his pregame media availability.

Fan throws water bottle at Kyrie near tunnel (1:11)
12d
Stephen A. applauds officials for arresting Boston fan who threw bottle at Kyrie (1:36)
13d

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.616th
Rebounds Per Game44.315th
Assists Per Game23.525th
Points Allowed111.5Tied-15th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-204824.667
2018-194933.598
2017-185527.671
2016-175329.646