Apr 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller (left) dunks the ball during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

On This Date in NBA History: March 17, Danny Ainge was born


1959 – Happy 54th birthday to Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations and retired NBA guard Danny Ainge. He won two title with the Celtics as a player. Then, Ainge won the 2008 championship also with the Celtics and was named the NBA Executive of the Year. Between his playing career and tenure as an executive, he coached the Phoenix Suns to a 136-90 record in just over three seasons.

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