He would play stints with that team, the Miami Heat, and the Cleveland Cavaliers before being dealt to the Celtics with Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart, and draft assets for Tony Battie, Eric Williams, and Kedrick Brown in 2003.
It is also the birthday of former Boston big man Eric Montross, who was born this day in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1971.
Montross played his college ball with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, getting taken by the Celtics with the ninth pick of the 1994 NBA draft.
The Indianian’s tenure with Boston was a short one, lasting parts of two seasons, Montross being traded for picks in 1996.
He would put up 8.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while a Celtic.
Finally, it is also the date of the Celtics dropping Game 4 of their 2020 Disney bubble Eastern Conference playoffs series with the Miami Heat behind a franchise-record 37 points from Miami wing Tyler Herro.