Danny Ainge 'Seriously Considering' Future With Celtics

With the Boston Celtics now eliminated from the postseason, all eyes have turned to President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Ainge is "seriously considering his future with the franchise and could make a decision to step down."

The former Executive of the Year has received flack heading into this year's playoffs, primarily for his inability to concoct a well-rounded roster, considering the slew of draft picks the organization possesses. The Celtics' on-court chemistry was hindered due to the criticism garnered by Ainge, as well as majority owner Wycliffe Grousbeck, per Jared Weiss of The Athletic.


If Ainge does indeed decide to relieve himself of his duties, he isn't expected to retire. The Hall of Famer has been at the forefront of the Celtics' management team for nearly two decades and doesn't appear to be slowing down. One team rumored to be in the Ainge sweepstakes is the Utah Jazz.


Despite Ainge being the subject of speculation, Celtics stalwart Marcus Smart told the media that "it's nothing to stress about." He offered their three Eastern Conference Finals appearances in the previous four years as proof.

Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports