Paul Pierce has already declared this season, his 19th as a player, will be his final. The 38-year-old played a majority of his career with the Boston Celtics and confirmed today that he will indeed retire as a Celtic.
Pierce announced his intentions in an interview with SiriusXM’s NBA Radio:
Paul Pierce confirmed to us on @SiriusXMNBA that he'll retire as a Celtic after the season… Said he owes it to himself and the fans.
— Justin Termine (@TermineRadio) October 12, 2016
The Truth, along with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, helped Boston win a title in 2008, ending a 22-year championship drought. Over the summer, Doc Rivers, who currently coaches Pierce in Los Angeles and coached him in Boston, said that the sure fire Hall of Famer “has to retire as a Celtic.”