Celtics thank Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett in ad

The Celtics offered a public thank you to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with a full-page ad in Friday’s Boston Globe print edition.

The team agreed to a deal to send Pierce and Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets in late June.

The ad, shown at right, reads:


“Thank you

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“For your heart

“For your passion

“For your sacrifice

“For playing through the pain


“For bleeding green

“For honoring tradition

“For an amazing ride

“For restoring Celtic pride

“For banner 17”