The Celtics franchise is built on a tradition of success. Passing the Torch bridges our rich history with the excitement of our current team and players through intimate conversation. In each episode, a current Celtics player sits down with a Legend to talk about the game of basketball and what it means to wear the iconic Celtics jersey. Longtime fans and those just beginning their journeys as part of the Celtics family will learn what it takes to be a Champion, and what it means to be a Celtic.

Bob Cousy & Kyrie Irving

Satch Sanders & Jaylen Brown

Danny Ainge & Marcus Smart


Broadcast:  8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12th.

Extended interviews:  Available beginning Friday, April 12th.

Where to watch:

NBC Sports Boston


Passing the Torch will air as a 30 minute special at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, immediately following NBC Sports Boston’s Celtics Playoff special, and will re-air at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12.

Celtics Social Channels

Each segment of Passing the Torch will be posted on Celtics social media platforms beginning at 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 11. Approximate timing for each segment is as follows:

  • Kyrie Irving and Bob Cousy ~8:30
  • Jaylen Brown and Tom “Satch” Sanders ~8:41
  • Marcus Smart and Danny Ainge ~8:52 | Mobile App

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Watch right here on or download the official Celtics App. Each segment will be available beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. You can find the segments then on the homepage or on the App by clicking the “Passing the Torch” card.

Extended Interviews:

Follow the Celtics on social media for more exclusive content from these interviews and find extended interviews and additional footage on Celtics Video On Demand on XFINITY.


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