Ainge hits ground running uphill in Boston

Keeping 'Toine and Obie is just one of many difficult decisions for new Celtics general manager Danny Ainge.

Updated: May 16, 2003, 2:48 PM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

BOSTON -- It certainly didn't take Danny Ainge long. Less than a week on the job, he's already decided -- and said so, publicly -- that he has "no intention" of trading Antoine Walker and that he wants Jim O'Brien back for next year and beyond.

Geez, Chris Wallace could have done that.

Ainge, the Celtics' new hoop el jefe, has made a few things clear as to his vision of next year's Celtics team. He wants them to be better conditioned and more athletic. He wants better 3-point shooters. ...

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