Monday , Jul , 17 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics and Pierce agree on extension

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics and Paul Pierce have agreed
to a contract extension that will take the star forward through the 2010-11
season.

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

“Paul is one of the greatest Celtics in the history of our franchise,” stated
executive director of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “We are very happy to
have him under contract for the next five years to lead us in the prime of his
career.”

Pierce has spent each of his eight NBA seasons with the Celtics, who made him
the 10th overall pick of the 1998 NBA Draft after a standout collegiate career
at Kansas. He has averaged 23.5 points with 6.5 rebounds and is the eighth-
leading scorer in Celtics history.

“I am very happy to be continuing my career as a member of the Boston
Celtics,” said Pierce. “The Celtics organization and the fans of Boston and
New England have been great and now we can continue to strive to put the 17th
championship banner up in the rafters.”

Pierce, a five-time All-Star and team captain, averaged a career-high 26.8
points with 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the 2005-06 season.

BOS