BOSTON - Despite negotiation efforts, the NBA has not yet reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the players union. Unfortunately, we have reached a point in the calendar where it is not feasible to begin the regular season on time, resulting in the cancellation of the first two weeks of the season including games through Nov. 14, 2011.

We cannot stress enough how much we value our loyal fans, and we will continue to keep you updated and informed on any related developments over the coming weeks.

Season ticket holders affected by missed games were able to choose from three different Loyalty Program interest options for their account, which took effect as of Oct. 1, 2011.

Thank you again for your support and your continued loyalty to the Boston Celtics.