Former Syracuse player Andrew White inks deal with the Boston Celtics

Annette Crawford
August 19, 2017

Pierce signed a ceremonial one-day contract i [VIDEO]n July to retire as a member of the Celtics.

If they want Doc Rivers on hand for the special occasion, as he was for Pierce's final game at the TD Garden last February, they could wait until February 14 for the L.A. Clippers' only visit to Boston.

Pierce retired as a member of the Boston organization in July after signing a ceremonial contract to mark the end of his 19-year National Basketball Association career. He also played one season each with the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards.

Pierce spent 15 of his 19 seasons with the Celtics - including all of his All-Star appearances. Pierce called his decision to retire as a Celtic a "no-brainer", saying that the organization and city took him and made him one of their own. The same could also be said on the gridiron when Amba Etta-Tawo went undrafted this past April in the NFL.

The Celtics drafted Pierce 10th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft. "I'm a Celtic for life".

Pierce, the franchise No. 2 all-time leading scorer behind John Havlicek, played 15 years in Boston and helped the C's win their 17th title in 2008.

He averaged 21.8 points (44.7% FG, 37.0% 3-PT, 80.6% FT), 6.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 36.6 minutes in 1,102 regular-season games with the Celtics.

Syracuse sharpshooter Andrew White spent just one season in upstate NY after transferring from Nebraska last summer.

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