Pierce wins second Auerbach Award

April, 7, 2013
4/07/13
6:14
PM ET


BOSTON -- Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce took home the team's annual Red Auerbach Award for the second time in his career, joining Kevin Garnett as the only two-time winner.

The honor, presented each year since the 2005-06 season, is bestowed upon the Celtics player or coach who best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Celtic through performance on the court and off. The award is named in honor of legendary coach, general manager, and president of the Celtics, the late Arnold “Red” Auerbach.

Pierce also won the award in 2006. Other past winners include Garnett (2012, 2008), Al Jefferson (2007), Ray Allen (2009), Rajon Rondo (2010) and coach Doc Rivers (2011).

Rivers and owner Wyc Grousbeck presented the award to Pierce before Sunday's game against the Washington Wizards. The ceremony was originally scheduled for Friday's game, but was postponed as Pierce sat out the game due to a sore right ankle.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

PODCASTS

Baseball Tonight

Buster Olney talks to Marc Topkin about the Rays' plans with David Price. Plus, Jayson Stark on Price and the rest of the trade market as the trading deadline looms over MLB.

Tom Brady, Patriots

Patriots QB Tom Brady talks about donating to The V Foundation for Cancer Research and more.

Joe Buck, MLB

FOX's Joe Buck discusses his memories of Derek Jeter, Jeter's final season, the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox and the rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

Brian Windhorst, NBA

ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst weighs in on the Heat's reaction to LeBron James' departure, James' mindset regarding free agency, whether the Cavaliers should pursue Kevin Love and more.

TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9