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Paul Flannery began his journalism career answering phones at the Boston Herald before embarking on a cross-country odyssey that included stops in Oregon, Virginia and Philadelphia. He then returned home to Boston, where he was the online editor at Boston magazine and began covering the Celtics in 2008. Flannery also contributes to the Phoenix and teaches sports journalism at Boston University.

 
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Paul Flannery
10/29/2012 - 11:53am
Five years ago, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce came together to salvage a franchise and complete their legacies as players.
Paul Flannery
10/22/2012 - 12:53am
It’s hard to say which move was the most impressive one Jeff Green pulled off on Sunday night. Maybe it was the smooth dunk he threw down in traffic, or possibly it was the reverse jam he had after driving baseline.
Paul Flannery
10/19/2012 - 2:35pm
Celtics coach Doc Rivers went with Jared Sullinger in the starting lineup again on Thursday night, and while Rivers insists that he hasn't made up his mind about any of his lineups, especially the starters, it's becoming more and more clea
Paul Flannery
10/17/2012 - 12:03am
The Nets as we knew them are dead.
Paul Flannery
10/15/2012 - 2:12pm
Over the first few weeks of training camp, it’s become quite clear that not only is Jared Sullinger ready to play in the NBA, he’s already become accepted by his veteran teammates.
Paul Flannery
10/03/2012 - 12:06am
Like the leaves changing colors, it’s an annual rite of October for NBA teams across the land to announce their commitment to the running game when training camps open. Really, what else are they going to say: We’re going to play a boring, slow-down game that our fans will hate?  Obviously not. 
Paul Flannery
09/27/2012 - 10:56pm
The Celtics’ season ended with the crushing disappointment of a Game 7 loss in Miami, but the new one started with a letter.
Paul Flannery
09/25/2012 - 7:38pm
BOLTON -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge raised a few bleary heads of the assembled media at their annual golf outing on Tuesday morning when he declared that Rajon Rondo is the team's best player.
Paul Flannery
07/18/2012 - 11:12pm
LAS VEGAS – When he was in college, Dionte Christmas scored 2,043 points, sank a school-record 319 3-pointers, and won two Atlantic-10 championships, neither of which would have even been remotely possible were it not for his presence. But for his former coach Fran Dunphy, the only number that mattered was one.
Paul Flannery
07/16/2012 - 2:41am
LAS VEGAS -- It’s a measure of how absurd this offseason has been that the Celtics held a press conference Saturday to introduce two players they haven’t signed yet.
Paul Flannery
07/12/2012 - 11:52pm
At long last the moratorium has lifted and we will no longer have to talk about the Celtics in hypothetical terms.
Paul Flannery
07/08/2012 - 11:22pm
The first part of the Celtics’ roster building is complete.
Paul Flannery
07/07/2012 - 1:32am
Without Ray Allen, there is no Kevin Garnett.
Paul Flannery
07/02/2012 - 11:43pm
The problem with blowing things up and starting over is that there has to be a viable alternative.
Paul Flannery
06/29/2012 - 1:37am
Danny Ainge never envisioned being able to draft Jared Sullinger. He didn’t think he would get him when Sullinger was dominating the competition in Ohio as a high school student.
Paul Flannery
06/22/2012 - 7:00pm
Over the last two seasons, few teams have given the newly-crowned NBA champion Heat more problems than the Celtics. The C’s have won six of the eight regular season games meetings and took Miami to the brink of elimination in the conference finals.
Paul Flannery
06/20/2012 - 6:50pm
It’s been almost two weeks since the Celtics were eliminated in the playoffs and there’s still much uncertainty about the direction of the team with 10 free agents and only four players under contract for next season. But really, this can all be very simple.
Paul Flannery
06/16/2012 - 10:40am
Rajon Rondo slid in unnoticed, or as unnoticed as someone in a pastel yellow sweater can be in a room full of reporters.
Paul Flannery
06/15/2012 - 12:28am
The Celtics have nine unrestricted free agents -- counting Jeff Green -- and one restricted free agent in Greg Stiemsma.
Paul Flannery
06/10/2012 - 3:20am
MIAMI – For six games and almost 40 minutes, the Celtics traded shots with the Heat.
Paul Flannery
06/08/2012 - 9:07pm
In the five years they have been together, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen,
Paul Flannery
06/08/2012 - 2:10am
The sign on the whiteboard in the Celtics’ locker room read: Pack For A Week.
Paul Flannery
06/07/2012 - 12:10am
Go ahead, try to figure out the Celtics.
Paul Flannery
06/06/2012 - 3:30am
MIAMI -- About nine hours before Game 5, Kevin Garnett sat in a chair along the baseline with his head buried in his forearm and his elbow propped up on his knee.
Paul Flannery
06/04/2012 - 2:39am
There was Marquis Daniels, a forgotten man for most of the season, guarding Dwyane Wade with the Celtics’ season, for all


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Joe Castiglione talked to the Sox lefty, who allowed one run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Angels at Fenway.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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The MFB Spelling Bee. 5-29-15

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Christian gives us five topics ranging from the NBA Finals to the FIFA Scandal

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We're on to 2015: Bill Be…

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Bill Belichick said exactly what you think he'd say about deflategate and the penalties levied on the Patriots: nothing. Michael Holley, Steve Buckley and Greg Dickerson discuss it.

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The Planet Mikey Show with Mikey Adams and Chris Villani reacts to the MLB debut of Eduardo Rodriguez and the impact he might have on the Red Sox.

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On this edition of the It Is What It Is Cast Chris Price and Mike Petraglia talk about Malcolm Brown at Gillette and the latest news surrounding Tom Brady.

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