Pitino Rewrites Celtic History With Nowitzki-Pierce Draft Story

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    When we drafted Pierce at ten, I could not believe he lasted that long.

    I was thrilled.

     
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    mployee, agreed 100 percent. 

    Pitino flat out stunk in Boston. For him to try to rewrite that now is beyond insulting. 

    no idea why Pierce fell to 10 but for that matter how did Nowitzski fall to 9?

    a few guys with good careers went ahead but if you drafted again it would be Dirk 1, Pierce 2, and Carter 3, though Carter IMO could have been the best in that class if he had put his mind to it Jordan style....

       
     
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    p.s. but if Pierce fell to 10, it's more evidence we could have a decent pick at the 6 this year :) 

      
     
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    Wait so I'm confused...so the Celtics were originally planing to draft Dirk?

     
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    Re: Pitino Rewrites Celtic History With Nowitzki-Pierce Draft Story

    In response to chris33's comment:

    When we drafted Pierce at ten, I could not believe he lasted that long.

    I was thrilled.



    +1 couldn't agree more. It's always nice seeing an awesome player slide right to your team.

     
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    WE ended up just fine with who we drafted...and Pitino's coaching in Boston was about as successful as sales of his pasta sauce.

     
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    Wait so I'm confused...so the Celtics were originally planing to draft Dirk?

     




    Yes ... Pitino had a private workout in Europe and Dirk agreed to tell any other teams (according to Pitino) that he was not coming out for the draft due to military obligations. Meanwhile, Nellie saw Dirk working out in Dallas for the Nike Hoop Summit and was tempted to draft him at #6 but wanted Nash as well. So to pick up another 1st round pick, Dallas traded down with the Bucks for #9 and #19. Nellie had big ones to trade down to #9 with the C's at #10 (remember, Pitino now says that Dallas was #11 and called to swap picks for that $3MM ... Hahaha!) but he was confident that Boston was their only competition for the German. Rick had no clue that Dallas had discovered Dirk, and being overconfident himself that Dirk would be Celtic property at #10, and with expectations that Pierce would go top five if not higher, the C's never did their due diligence on Pierce. This left Rick scrambling for info when the Bucks picked Dirk for Dallas and the C's were on the clock with Pierce the best player available. But why was Pierce still available? All Rick had time for was a quick phone call to Roy Williams @ Kansas to verify that there was nothing wrong with Pierce. Upon getting a thumbs up from Williams, the C's announced their pick ... Paul Pierce! But yes indeed, #10 in 1998 was supposed to be Dirk Nowitzki all along.

     

     

     

     

     

     PS: And for those who claim the C's never had a #1 lottery pick .... they are wrong. The C's traded that #1 for Parish and the 3rd pick which of course was McHale.

     

     

     

    http://nbatrades.tumblr.com/post/30811634381/celtics-get-robert-parish-kevin-mchale-in-same-trade" rel="nofollow">http://nbatrades.tumblr.com/post/30811634381/celtics-get-robert-parish-kevin-mchale-in-same-trade




    Ahhh....  Joe Barry Carroll.  How soon we forget.

     
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    Re: Pitino Rewrites Celtic History With Nowitzki-Pierce Draft Story

    In response to MustangBri's comment:

    In response to Mployee8's comment:

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    Wait so I'm confused...so the Celtics were originally planing to draft Dirk?

     




    Yes ... Pitino had a private workout in Europe and Dirk agreed to tell any other teams (according to Pitino) that he was not coming out for the draft due to military obligations. Meanwhile, Nellie saw Dirk working out in Dallas for the Nike Hoop Summit and was tempted to draft him at #6 but wanted Nash as well. So to pick up another 1st round pick, Dallas traded down with the Bucks for #9 and #19. Nellie had big ones to trade down to #9 with the C's at #10 (remember, Pitino now says that Dallas was #11 and called to swap picks for that $3MM ... Hahaha!) but he was confident that Boston was their only competition for the German. Rick had no clue that Dallas had discovered Dirk, and being overconfident himself that Dirk would be Celtic property at #10, and with expectations that Pierce would go top five if not higher, the C's never did their due diligence on Pierce. This left Rick scrambling for info when the Bucks picked Dirk for Dallas and the C's were on the clock with Pierce the best player available. But why was Pierce still available? All Rick had time for was a quick phone call to Roy Williams @ Kansas to verify that there was nothing wrong with Pierce. Upon getting a thumbs up from Williams, the C's announced their pick ... Paul Pierce! But yes indeed, #10 in 1998 was supposed to be Dirk Nowitzki all along.

     

     

     

     

     

     PS: And for those who claim the C's never had a #1 lottery pick .... they are wrong. The C's traded that #1 for Parish and the 3rd pick which of course was McHale.

     

     

     

    http://nbatrades.tumblr.com/post/30811634381/celtics-get-robert-parish-kevin-mchale-in-same-trade" rel="nofollow">http://nbatrades.tumblr.com/post/30811634381/celtics-get-robert-parish-kevin-mchale-in-same-trade" rel="nofollow">http://nbatrades.tumblr.com/post/30811634381/celtics-get-robert-parish-kevin-mchale-in-same-trade




    Ahhh....  Joe Barry Carroll.  How soon we forget.



    That's "THE IMMORTAL" Joe Barry Carroll to you!!! :)

     
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