Jan 17, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) on the court with his teammates as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics named Rajon Rondo team captain

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The Boston Celtics have a new captain in point guard Rajon Rondo team captain. Rondo was shocked at first by the announcement and it took a while to hit him.

“It really didn’t hit me at first. I was just trying to lock in,” Rondo said, via the Celtics’ website. I just know that I was the last one that was going to be called so I went through the huddle. But after I came back, a couple guys told me, ‘Congrats on being named Captain.’ So I didn’t have a lot of time to take it in; I just wanted to get out there and play to the best of my ability.”

Be follows former teammate Paul Pierce as captain, Pierce of course was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

“I’m just definitely honored, following Paul Pierce who was our last captain, and he held the seat for a long time. And so, it’s definitely something I’m very proud of. I think I’ve earned it, but at the end of the day, you know, it’s not just me as a leader; it’s honestly a lot of guys who lead this team.”

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