The four-year rebuild that has transformed the Boston Celtics

After the Boston Celtics were bounced from the opening round of the 2013 playoffs, it was painfully obvious it was time for a rebuild.
Even head coach Doc Rivers, the man at the helm of two NBA Finals appearances and one championship over the previous six seasons, started yearning for greener pastures.
By late June that year, the Celtics had agreed to deals that would deliver Rivers to the LA Clippers and aging stars and future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets in a jaw-dropping blockbuster.