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Happy Birthday: Danny Ainge

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Boston Celtics executive Danny Ainge turns 55 today as we look back at some of his great moments as a player, coach and executive.

Danny Ainge played three years in the MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays before deciding to pursue a career in the NBA.

Ainge joined the Celtics in 1981. During his time with the team he was a two-time champion and an NBA All-Star. He left the Celtics in 1989 and spent time with the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns where he retired in 1995.

After retiring as a player he became the coach of the Phoenix Suns from 1996-1999 and left the team because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

In 2003 Ainge was hired by the Celtics as Executive Director of Basketball Operations. He was questioned by many until his shocking moves made in 2007, bringing in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to play alongside Paul Pierce. 

In 2008 the Celtics won the NBA Championship and Ainge won the Executive of the Year Award. After the Celtics won the Championship he was promoted to President of Basketball Operations.

Ainge is still with the Celtics and is trying to turn them around for next season after a disappointing season thus far. He has done it before, he can do it again.

Danny Ainge has accomplished a lot in his career and has had experience at every level in the NBA and even played professionally in the MLB. He deserves to be acknowledged on his 55th birthday as he looks to improve on an already impressive career.

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