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Boston Celtics’ Window of Opportunity Closing

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

There will be no Eastern Conference finals for the Celtics or the City of Boston this year. No Paul Pierce-LeBron James showdown sequel. No Lakers rematch. The Celtics instead have an offseason to reflect on an undermanned, inconsistent conclusion to 2008-09, in which the Celtics lost to the Orlando Magic in game seven at The Garden, only the fourth game seven home loss in franchise history. When General Manager Danny Ainge overhauled the roster of the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2007, the team underwent an almost miraculous transformation from league laughingstock to championship contender.

At that point, it was realistic to give them a four-year window for championship-level success, because by the fourth year the Celtics...

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