Terry Confident Celtics Can Win it All
But (Jason) Terry isn’t shy about his new team’s chances to hoist another banner. For someone who remains true to his accessories with a nod to superstition, there is a pedigree of good fortune he brings along with his 16.1 career scoring average.
“I started, well, what happened was, preseason, I felt like, two years ago, before (the Mavericks) won (the NBA title), in preseason I felt like we had the team,” said Terry, who bears a similar trophy tattoo on his right biceps. “I looked at our roster, looked at the players we had, and I just knew. I had the feeling.
“So this year it’s nothing different. After the conversation I had with KG (Kevin Garnett) after I signed with Boston, I felt something and I knew. I knew with the players we had, the roster that Danny Ainge put together, Doc Rivers guiding us, we’re going to win again.”
Terry’s first suitor in free agency turned out to be his last. And the Celtics didn’t need to twist his arm when Rivers gave him a call.
“Easy sell,” said Terry, who shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range last year and 88.3 from the line. “(Rivers) didn’t have to do much. If you’re any NBA player and you think about the Boston Celtics organization, you already know the history. You know what their organization’s all about, and it’s winning championships. So how do you not want to be a part of that?