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Say goodbye to the Maine Red Claws; it’s the Maine Celtics now as the Claws go green

USA Today


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The Boston Celtics NBA G League affiliate club based in Portland, Maine has a new look – and a new name.

“The decision to rename the team to ‘Maine Celtics’ is the next step in that evolution, and a nod to our diehard fan base, which extends throughout the great state of Maine. Co/cd46kGbdXk

– The Celtics Wire May 24, 2021

“I’m as excited about this change as I was when we started the Maine Red Claws back in 2009,” added Maine Celtics President Dajuan Eubanks. Co/ztqSZBUv5q

– The Celtics Wire May 24, 2021

Even the G League brass weighed in on the rebrand in the press release, with G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim stating that “Maine’s evolution to further align the team with the Boston Celtics is as exciting for the team’s fans as it is for the league.

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