Paul Pierce played in what may be his final game at the TD Garden on Wednesday in an overtime thriller.
Pierce was traded by the Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 in a package that included several draft picks. The Celtics own the Nets' pick this year, which could be a high lottery pick.
“I’m helping build this team,” Pierce said with a laugh. “Hey, I might be the reason they get Ben Simmons.”
Pierce also said he can see himself in a front office position with the Celtics when he retires.
“I think all possibilities are open,” Pierce said. “If that is an opportunity that presents itself, I would love to. This is a Class A organization with what they’ve been able to do. Wyc (Grousbeck) and Steve (Pagliuca) are great owners. You got a great young core. You got a great young coach. Who knows? Maybe I’ll find a role here someday in the future.”