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TEAM HISTORY

Feb 25, 2009 - Expansion team officially granted to Maine Basketball, LLC and the city of Portland, Maine

April 3, 2009 - Team name “Red Claws” is revealed after fan vote (runner-up: Beacons)

April 30, 2009 - Team logo unveiled

May 28, 2009 - Parquet floor unveiled

June 29, 2009 - Charlotte Bobcats and Boston Celtics affiliations announced

July 21, 2009 - Austin Ainge is named first head coach in team history

August 13, 2009 - The Red Claws unveil their jerseys in Maine fashion – bringing them to shore on a lobster boat

September 2, 2009 - James White becomes Red Claws’ first-ever draft pick, selected 2nd overall in Expansion Draft

November 5, 2009 - Billy Thomas officially becomes the first Red Claws player in team history

November 21, 2009 - Bill Walker (Boston Celtics) becomes first NBA player assigned to Red Claws

November 27, 2009 - Red Claws play first game in franchise history at Sioux Falls, SD (112-95 loss to Sioux Falls Skyforce)

November 27, 2009 - Red Claws captain Billy Thomas sinks the first basket in the history of the Red Claws, a 3-pointer, at 11:18 of the first quarter of the team’s first game

November 28, 2009 - Red Claws win first game in franchise history at Bismark, ND (107-97 win over Dakota Wizards)

December 1, 2009 - Alexis Ajinca becomes the first NBA player assigned by Charlotte Bobcats to Red Claws

December 4, 2009 - Red Claws play first home game in team history, a 102-89 win over Springfield Armor

January 12, 2010 - Mario West becomes first Red Claws player in history to earn call-up to NBA when he signs a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks

April 15, 2011 - DeShawn Sims Named NBA Development League Rookie of the Year

May 13, 2011 - Red Claws Head Coach Austin Ainge named Celtics Director of Player Operations

July 21, 2011 - Dave Leitao named 2nd head coach in team history

April 18, 2012 - Kenny Hayes named NBA Development League Most Improved Player

June 21, 2012 - Red Claws and Boston Celtics enter into a 3-year "hybrid" partnership

September 21, 2012 - Celtics Name Mike Taylor as Red Claws Head Coach

April 11, 2013 - Red Claws play first home playoff game (120-118 loss to Rio Grande Valley Vipers)

April 13, 2013 - Red Claws play first road playoff game (98-97 loss at Rio Grande Valley Vipers)

February 28, 2014 - Chris Babb becomes first player in Red Claws history to earn call-up to the Boston Celtics

April 22, 2014 - Frank Gaines named NBA Development League Most Improved Player