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Boston-Born
05-30-2009, 10:49 AM
"The Celtics were honored as the 2008 Professional Sports Team of the Year by the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily.

The award was presented live at a special ceremony attended by over 600 sports business executives on Thursday, May 28 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

The Sports Business Awards recognize excellence and outstanding achievement in the sports industry for 2008.

"Being named the top franchise in professional sports by the Sport Business Journal is a great honor for the Celtics and a testament to all the hard-working individuals in our organization," Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham said. "We are grateful for the tremendous support we have received from our loyal fans, corporate and community partners who have played a major role in our success on the court and off."

Playing to 100 percent capacity at the 18,624-seat TD Banknorth Garden, the Boston Celtics have set records for attendance in each of the past two seasons. The team also doubled its season ticket base to more than 13,000 in one of the country's most competitive sports markets.

In addition, the team has sold out 108 consecutive games and has achieved record local and national television ratings. In the community, over 500 appearances were made during the 2008-2009 season by Boston Celtics players, coaches and legends. Furthermore, over 1,000 hours were volunteered by the team’s players and staff members. All of this, plus the addition of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, culminated in a return to glory, and the Celtics' 17th NBA championship.

The Celtics were chosen from five nominees for Professional Sports Team of the Year including, in alphabetical order, the Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays.

"With the success of the inaugural Sports Business Awards last year, we decided to expand our program and recognize even more excellence in sports business," said Richard Weiss, publisher of the SportsBusiness Journal. "The winners and nominees being honored tonight represent those at the forefront of the sports industry.""

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eBayGEEK
05-30-2009, 10:57 AM
Pure ******** =/

How do they get it .... Cavs, Lakers... MAGIC

BIGpoppaRose33
05-30-2009, 11:05 AM
maybe because its 2008 not 2009..

Ilir
05-30-2009, 11:14 AM
Pure ******** =/

How do they get it .... Cavs, Lakers... MAGIC


i think theyre talkin about last season

Deezy Dee 24
05-30-2009, 11:16 AM
yeah its for 2008 not 2009

cwilson21
05-30-2009, 11:16 AM
Ah I was about to say WTF but seeing that it's for 2008 that makes perfect sense.

agoody117
05-30-2009, 11:27 AM
and i think it goes beyond the level of play, the article makes it seem like its based on sales and revenue etc..

king4day
05-30-2009, 11:33 AM
Not that I really care, but I'd be curious to know why they picked them over the Redwings, Phils, or Steelers :confused:

Baseball has twice as many games and I'm sure Philly sells out or comes close to it every night.
They have the Flyers, Eagles, and 76ers too to compete with.

BTownTeamsRKing
05-30-2009, 01:08 PM
at least we won something haha

KmB728
05-30-2009, 02:14 PM
:clap:

Anything is possible! haha

op12
05-30-2009, 02:44 PM
Not that I really care, but I'd be curious to know why they picked them over the Redwings, Phils, or Steelers :confused:

Baseball has twice as many games and I'm sure Philly sells out or comes close to it every night.
They have the Flyers, Eagles, and 76ers too to compete with.

well deserved. the 2008 team really was a team of destiny. but i think competing with the bo sox, bruins and patriots is a little tougher than those 3. the only boston team i like is the celtics but that is a tough crowd especially since they all have been successful lately.

Blah Blah Blah
05-30-2009, 03:27 PM
I like how they sold out 108 consecutive games. Can't wait till they suck again, and we'll see how many they sell out. Should only take a couple of years for that to happen.

montazingmvp
05-30-2009, 06:37 PM
let me guess, american sports were only considered....well isn't that unusual of americans to do...(sarcasm)...

barcelona deserves it if anybody

montazingmvp
05-30-2009, 06:39 PM
Not that I really care, but I'd be curious to know why they picked them over the Redwings, Phils, or Steelers :confused:

Baseball has twice as many games and I'm sure Philly sells out or comes close to it every night.
They have the Flyers, Eagles, and 76ers too to compete with.

baseball players might play more, but in one basketaball game there is more movement than in an entire cumulative baseball season