At 36 years old, the man they call Godfather has found a second life with this Celtics squad and has become an important, well-respected, and cherished part of the team’s lineup.
This was especially true last season, as Horford was pivotal to Boston’s success in the postseason and played hard throughout the playoffs and the Finals.
Boston Celtics center Al Horford has agreed on a two-year, $20 million contract extension that ties him to the franchise through his 39th birthday, his agent Jason Glushon of @GlushonSM tells ESPN. pic.twitter.com/10v0FHqIIU
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 1, 2022
Because of his hard work and terrific basketball IQ and skill, the Celtics and Horford have just agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract extension.
This will keep Horford in Bean Town until his 39th birthday and likely the end of his career.
Horford will earn $26.5 million this season, with this brand-new deal beginning in the 2023-24 season.
The Celtics have lost Horford before but they are making sure that won’t happen again.
Big Al’s Big Payday
This is the second time that Horford has played for the Celtics.
He was with the team from 2016 to 2019 and earned one of his All-Star appearances during that time.
But Horford was offered a better deal with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019 and he went on to what he thought would be greener pastures.
The Celtics kicked themselves after losing Horford and now that he’s back and happy with the team, they are making sure history doesn’t repeat itself.
Horford has been averaging 10.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists a game this season, with a 55.5% field goal percentage and 48.8% from the three-point line.
With a lot of experience, a lot of expertise, and plenty of love from both the fans and his fellow players, Horford is one of the most celebrated guys in Boston.
And now he’s sticking around for a few more years.