Former Syracuse player Andrew White inks deal with the Boston Celtics


Now we have the official date and time in which this will take place.

In a tweet on Friday, the team announced that it will retire the 10-time All-Star's #34 during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 11, 2018, at TD Garden.

On Thursday, Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca told reporters that the team will retire Pierce's number at some point during the 2017-18 season.

The Celtics are very unlikely to fully guarantee White's deal - they already have 16 guaranteed contracts on the roster after Shane Larkin, Abdel Nader, Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis all signed this offseason.

Pierce will be the 22nd Celtics to have his number hang among the rafters with many notable legends in Celtics history, and the first since Cedric Maxwell (number 31) had his number retired back in 2003. "For our era, the most recent era, he embodied the Celtics' leadership, the Celtics' brand and was the MVP of the championship team". Pierce called his decision to retire as a Celtic a "no-brainer", saying that the organization and city took him and made him one of their own.

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Pierce was originally drafted by the Celtics, 10th overall, in 1998.

Paul Pierce checks the boxes in all of the above categories, spending 15 standout seasons in Boston while also leading the team to the 2008 National Basketball Association title.

"It's going to be fantastic", Pagliuca said.

White, a 6-foot-7 guard, led Syracuse in scoring this past season at 17.4 points per game.

It was certainly a memorable career to say the least, in which to honor and celebrate for one of Boston Sports greats, Paul Pierce.