Auerbach's Daughter: Red Wouldn't Have Traded KG, Pierce

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Auerbach's Daughter: Red Wouldn't Have Traded KG, Pierce
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While weighing whether to trade Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this past summer, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge remembered how the franchise didn't deal aging stars Larry Bird and Kevin McHale while they still had value. Late Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach valued loyalty over business, and opted to hold onto the two stars until they retired.

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