Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce Agree On Four Year Deal

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 2, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics moves the ball while taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Paul Pierce has agreed to a four year, 61 million dollar extension with the Boston Celtics according to multiple reports. He will be 36 years old when this new contract expires so he will most likely finish out his career in a Celtics uniform.

This signing leaves the Celtics with one key objective left: signing Ray Allen. Allen has propelled Boston to two NBA finals appearances during his tenure, including a championship in 2008.

If they are able to sign re-sign Allen, the same core that led Boston to a finals appearance last season will be intact.

Boston is somehow reviving a dominant era and if they complete what many thought would be impossible and keep the team intact and performing at a high level, that would be showcasing superb management ability by General Manager Danny Ainge.

All is going well in Boston as of now and the Celtics should be in the running for a championship if they are able to sign the sharpshooter Ray Allen to an extension.