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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:

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“Thank you

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“For your heart

“For your passion

“For your sacrifice

“For playing through the pain

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“For bleeding green

“For honoring tradition

“For an amazing ride

“For restoring Celtic pride

“For banner 17”