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Boston co-owner Steve Pagliuca almost crashed his car when he found out Kemba Walker could sign with Celtics

Celtics, Kemba Walker, Steve Pagliuca

Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca almost crashed his car when he found out Kemba Walker could sign with the Celtics this summer.

Pagliuca was on the phone with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge when he first heard Walker had interest in signing with Boston.

Via Nicole Yang of The Boston Globe:

Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca was on the phone with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge when he first got word that guard Kemba Walker could be a potential free agent acquisition this offseason.

“I almost crashed my car when I heard that,” Pagliuca said Friday.

Kemba Walker signed a four-year, $141 million contract with the Celtics as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The three-time All-Star is replacing Kyrie Irving as the new point guard in Boston.

Walker has career averages of 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 605 games. He put up 25.6 points and 5.9 assists last season with the Hornets.

Walker is one of the best slashers and finishers in the league. The All-NBA guard always commands heavy traffic around him when he’s driving toward the basket. Walker said a few weeks ago his Celtics teammates are going to get wide-open looks from beyond the arc when he penetrates to the rim and collapses the defense.