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June 25, 2013

Danny, blow it up now

With Doc's departure, it's senseless not to rebuild

The last thing the next Boston Celtics coach needs is Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce sticking around next season.

They’d be like well-meaning parents tagging along with their college-age kids to an after-hours rave.

Danny Ainge should buy a couple of sticks of dynamite and blow it up.

Their time in Boston has come and gone. It’s just time ... and everybody knows it.

Garnett is 37 and Pierce turns 36 in October. Their numbers soon will be in the Garden rafters and Bostonians will root for them to win a title with their new teams.

Unless it is the L.A. Clippers. Doc Rivers has to serve his purgatory first. Teflon Doc was beloved in Boston.

But it turns out he’s just another middle-aged guy with a wandering eye, shocking the family (in this case the Boston fans) by leaving his faithful Yankee wife for the bleach-blonde Hollywood bimbo.

The deal was finalized yesterday: Doc for the Clippers’ unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick.

It doesn’t seem like much but he was due $21 million over the next three years. The C’s could save $12 million alone with the new coach. They’ll need to tighten the purse strings as the next few years could be a bumpy ride. Hopefully, the ownership doesn’t get cold feet and think tickets sales over true rebuilding.

Ray Allen bolting last summer was the beginning of the end of the New Big 3 era and the Knicks series illustrated how futile it would be to attempt to milk a seventh-year out of the original three-year plan.

I’d rather take a windy walk with the Wallendas than bring back KG and Pierce.

Nothing against those two great Celtics. Again, it just is time like “The Office” post-Steve Carell.

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