Gordon Hayward goes to Boston Celtics, where he will meet again with his university coach in Butler, Brad Stevens. Both made a miracle in the NCAA and hopes to achieve another in the NBA.
Left behind is Utah Jazz, his team as always, the squad in which he has been the 7 years he takes as a professional.
The agreement is the maximum possible for a non-Jazz team: 128 million dollars for 4 seasons.
But Utah will remain in the heart of the player. At least, that has wanted to make clear the All-Star when announcing its decision in a writing published in The Players’ Tribune titled “Thank you, Utah”.
In it, Hayward recognizes the difficult situation he has experienced: “This weekend has probably been the longest weekend of my life … today has definitely been one of the craziest days of my life.”
At 27, Hayward makes the leap to a team that will fight for the title, as it reaches an armed squad that was first in the Eastern Conference. Hayward, Jayson Tatum and Ante Zizic add to that team. Yes, it has overdose eaves, but they will be fixed. Boston has a great staff.
The one that is very touched is Utah Jazz, that loses its great offensive star when the equipment began to appear in the West. Also touched is the Spaniard Ricky Rubio, who arrives at a team with a diminishing perspective.