Celtics manager partner Wyc Grousbeck said the franchise was "honored" that Pierce had chosen to retire as a Celtic.
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"It's busy," Grousbeck said. "Game last night, Game 7, a tough Washington team. Game tomorrow against a tough Cleveland team. And now we squeeze in the lottery and win the pick. I don't know what's happening here. It's pretty amazing."
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