Danny Ainge on Kyrie’s commitment to Celtics: ‘It’s more like an engagement…we’re getting married July 1’

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Kyrie Irving sent some shockwaves around the NBA landscape when he didn't re-affirm his commitment to Boston last week in New York, but Danny Ainge does not sound fazed by those remarks. In his weekly interview with Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub, the Celtics president expressed confidence in Irving's future while using an analogy to discuss the team's current plans with the All-Star.

“The way I view the situation is, I think a lot of people because of Kyrie’s announcement beginning of the year, thought that there was a marriage,” Ainge said. “I think it’s more like an engagement and we’re going to get married on July 1. And I think that engagement is still on as far as I know in my individual conversations with Kyrie; we're still engaged but we can’t make those vows, sign that contract until July 1."