I remember one year the Hawks surprisingly started the season 13-0 (or was it 12-0?) and went into the all star break leading the division. They ended up making the playoffs.... and then getting bounced out in the first round. I'm just saying is all.
Then again, THIS Eastern conference isn't exactly the Eastern conference of the mid- to late-90s.
Instead of going for titles, the goal of the Celtics is to placate Paul Pierce and to save Danny Ainge's job. Viva Mediocrity! I wasn't much of a fan of taking Green, so if he was going to be Boston's pick, losing him means little.