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Going bold nothing new for Ainge

Danny again defends Perkins trade, but knows he'll be judged by final results

Originally Published: March 30, 2011
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

There was a time when Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was roundly booed by Boston fans -- in the middle of a ceremony to honor his former teammate Cedric Maxwell. Five years later, after he delivered a championship, he was toasted by those same fans as the boldest general manager in the game.

In between, Ainge traded 35 players and 11 draft picks.

He sent Antoine Walker packing in 2003, then reacquired him in 2005, neither of which seemed like a ...

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