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Trading the No. 1 Pick Worked Out Well for the Celtics in 1980
With the No 13 pick, which they also received from Boston in that deal, they selected Rickey Brown. The Celtics will then make their selection two picks later - assuming they do not make another deal before then. Just getting the Celtics to this point inevitably draws parallels between the Celtics' current general manager, Danny Ainge, and the renowned Red Auerbach, who engineered the 1980 deal. In 1980, the Celtics had the No 1 pick because of a complicated deal with the Detroit Pistons.

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