23 Facts About Danny Ainge

1. Danny Ainge was one of the best basketball players in the history of Brigham Young University.

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2. Danny Ainge was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 21, 1979, with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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3. Danny Ainge was born on Tuesday, March 17, 1959, in Eugene, Oregon.

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4. In that regard, Danny Ainge would seem to lack the knowledge to say whether the interest is genuine or made up.

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5. In 1996, Danny Ainge became the head coach of the Phoenix Suns but eventually decided to resign to spend more time with his family.

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6. Danny Ainge is a 'fan for life' of Jalen Hurts, and for good reason.

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7. Danny Ainge has cost the Celtics a lot of money, because scouting all the potential players the Celtics might draft must be getting expensive.

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8. Danny Ainge had words for Bird, McHale over this old Celtics highlight.

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9. Danny Ainge held the trophy for the first time since winning in 1986.

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10. Danny Ainge has often been controversial in his role as a Celtics executive, trading popular players such as three-time All-Star Antoine Walker and having personality conflicts with then-head coach Jim O'Brien (which eventually led to O'Brien's departure to the Philadelphia 76ers).

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11. In 1990, Danny Ainge was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Byron Irvin and draft picks.

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12. In 1989, Danny Ainge was traded to the Sacramento Kings for young center Joe Kleine, whom the Celtics saw as a possible successor to the aging Robert Parish, and Ed Pinckney.

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13. Danny Ainge was ejected from the contest for starting the fight.

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14. Danny Ainge was known as a brash, hard-nosed player who often infuriated opponents.

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15. Danny Ainge was selected in baseball's 1977 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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16. Danny Ainge played basketball at Brigham Young University and became a household name after hitting one of the best-known shots in NCAA March Madness history against Notre Dame in 1981.

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17. Danny Ainge is the only person to be a high school first team All-American in football, basketball, and baseball.

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18. Danny Ainge completed 14 seasons, playing for the Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns, primarily as a shooting guard.

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19. Danny Ainge is currently the general manager and President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

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20. Danny Ainge was fined $25,000 for trying to distract the Cavs' JJ Hickson by throwing a towel during his free throws during Game 2.

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21. Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was honest in his decision not to pick Antetokounmpo, even though he called him a bright talent.

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22. Danny Ainge had some fun messing with Celtics great Bob Cousy in the wee hours of the morning Saturday.

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23. The Best of Danny Ainge joining Mike and Tommy in the booth when the Celtics faced off against the Bucks.

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