The Herald and the Globe are both reporting that the Celtics have agreed to terms with Gabe Pruitt. The article says that Pruitt will be brought along slowly as they work with him at the point. Negotiations are still ongoing with fellow draft pick Glenn Davis who may have more of a role on the team this season.
The Celtics are happy with the terms of the contract for Pruitt, which is expected to pay $650,000 this upcoming season, $711,517 during the 2008-09 season and $729,005 during the 2009-10 season. The former Southern California star was the 32nd overall pick in this year's draft. The projected terms for the contract for Davis, the 35th overall pick in the second round out of Louisiana State, are still in the works. Celtics executive director Danny Ainge is currently vacationing and is expected to complete the Pruitt and Davis contract signings after Labor Day weekend.
Also reported is that Tom Thibodeau officially signed as an assistant coach. He has been working with the players for a couple of weeks now. According to Scott Souza:
In truth, the Salem State product has been working with the Celtics during voluntary sessions at HealthPoint for a few weeks now. Two weeks ago, he went through the paces with Kendrick Perkins and Brandon Wallace in the post during a workout that was physically draining just to watch.