Report: Boston’s Pierce to become NBA free agent

June 30, 2010

Advertisement is reporting Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce has notified the team he will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent.

Pierce’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, told in a text message Tuesday night the All-Star forward will forfeit next season’s $21.5 million salary for a chance to sign a new four-year deal worth more than $90 million.

Schwartz did not immediately respond to a voicemail left by the AP.

E-mail from the AP to Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca were not immediately returned.


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