Ray Allen happy to keep Big Three intact

Updated: July 13, 2010, 4:57 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

When July 1 arrived and Ray Allen officially became an unrestricted free agent, it hit him for the first time that he might not return to Boston. As teams began calling to express interest, he started at least pondering possible destinations and what it meant for him and his family.

Through it all, Allen remained in contact with the Boston front office, along with his former teammates. Before he could even begin to think about a final decision, Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced he'd be ...

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