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


Jul 5, 2013; Waltham, MA, USA; General Manager Danny Ainge talks about hiring new Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, center, as owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, listens in during a news conference announcing Stevens new position. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

1959 – Happy 55th birthday to Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations and retired NBA guard Danny Ainge. He won two titles with the Celtics as a player. Then, Ainge won the 2008 championship with the Celtics in the same year he 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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