The Boston Celtics could be undergoing some major changes in the near future.
According to a major Wojbomb from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday morning, Celtics general manager/president Danny Ainge is “seriously considering” his future with the team after nearly two decades at the helm.
The news comes less than 24 hours after the Celtics were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the Brooklyn Nets.
“Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is seriously considering his future with the franchise and could make a decision to step down,” Wojnarowski wrote.
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.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 2, 2021
The Athletic went a step further and said that Ainge is “expected to step down,” while the team doubles down on Brad Stevens.
Danny Ainge plans to resign from his role as Celtics President, sources said.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 2, 2021
Under Ainge, the Celtics won the NBA Championship in 2008 and reached the finals in 2010. Boston has reached the Eastern Conference Finals in three of the past four seasons.
If Ainge does step down, you can expect the Celtics to have plenty of potential suitors with young stars like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to build around.
As for Ainge, if he steps down in Boston, he is not expected to leave the game.
According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, it is likely that Ainge would look for a fresh start and “look for other opportunities.”