'What, did I get better since then?'
: Where is Danny 'Bleeding Green' Ainge taking the Celts with this trade?
It looks like an old sideway-step-into-the-salary-cap-morass move mastered by Rick Pitino. ... The Celts continue to sentimentally milk the Glory Days, retiring Cedric Maxwell's number.
Even Cedric is scratching his head over this one. But I'm not. It's a cynical marketing move. ... A style-over-substance distraction for fans who aren't buying it.
P.S. -- Hank Finkel also used to be a nice guy who probably deserves to have his number retired -- if being a nice guy is now the standard for Celts Immortality. ... Hank's a personal favorite of mine dating back to the '70s. He once showed up at a CYO basketball pizza party, banging his head on a basement ceiling and signing autographs for us awed kids. ... Rex Morgan, on the other hand, was somewhat of a jerk at the pizza party -- and definitely doesn't deserve a Celts ceremony.