Celtics and Leo Papile part ways

The Celtics and Leo Papile have parted ways after more than 14 years.

The team has made no official announcement, but sources confirmed he is no longer with the club.

Papile had no comment when reached last night, but other people close to the situation said it was time for both to move on.

Since coming aboard in 1997 with the hiring of Rick Pitino, Papile has served under various titles but mainly has been a talent evaluator.

Having founded the Boston Amateur Basketball Club in 1977, his AAU ties gave him good access to on- and off-court information regarding young players who might come on the Celtics’ radar as draft picks or free agents. Papile was last listed as senior director of basketball operations.

— Reported by Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald

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