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Official Now: Gordon Hayward Is Joining The Boston Celtics On A 4-year, $128M Deal

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Five hours ago, Gordon Hayward and his agent refuted reports that he chose to join the Boston Celtics in free agency, and social media went wild.

Hours later, he finally confirmed that he is definitely joining the Celtics…for real this time. Hayward broke the news via a Players’ Tribune article:

“There were so many great things pulling me (to Boston),” Hayward wrote. “There was the winning culture of Boston, as a city — from the Sox, to the Pats, to the Bruins. There was the special history of the Celtics, as a franchise — from Russell, to Bird, to Pierce, and it goes on. There was the amazing potential of this current Celtics roster, as a team — from ownership, to the front office, to a talented roster with Isaiah, and Al, and everyone else.

“And of course, there was Coach Stevens: Not just for the relationship that we’ve built off the court — but also for the one that we started building on the court, all of those years ago, in Indiana.”

“And that unfinished business we had together, back in 2010, when I left Butler for the NBA … as far as I’m concerned, all of these years later, we still have it:” Hayward wrote. “And that’s to win a championship.”