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Danny Ainge is the Executive Director of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. He was named the 2007-08 NBA executive of the year. His trades for Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen helped transform the Celtics from the team with the worst record in the league in 2006-07 to NBA champions the following year. This is his second stint with the club, as he spent the first seven-plus years of his 14-year playing career with the Celtics. He averaged 11.3 points and 4.4 assists for the C's, and shot 38.6 percent from three-point range. Danny won two World Championships with Boston (1984 and 1986). He ranks third in NBA playoff history for games played (193), and upon his retirement was one of three players in NBA history to make 1,000 or more career three-pointers (1,002), along with Dale Ellis and Reggie Miller. Following his playing career, Ainge served TNT as a color analyst, and spent three-plus seasons as Head Coach of the Phoenix Suns, compiling a 136-90 record, and leading the Suns to three playoff berths. His pro career followed a storybook collegiate career at BYU, where he won the 1981 John Wooden Award as the nation's best college basketball player following his senior season. Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1977 draft, he played three seasons of Major League Baseball while still attending BYU.

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