Jason Terry takes aim at Heat, Lakers

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Jason Terry takes aim at Heat, Lakers
By _Chris Forsberg_ (http://search.espn.go.com/forsberg-chris/)  |  

BOLTON, Mass. -- _Jason Terry_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/841/jason-terry) , who  hasn't even officially put on his No. 4 _Boston Celtics_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/team/_/name/bos/boston-celtics)   jersey yet, has 
wasted no time in trying to endear himself with Boston fans,  saying on Tuesday 
that his goal is to "kill" the _Miami Heat_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/team/_/name/mia/miami-heat)  and _Los Angeles  Lakers_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/team/_/name/lal/los-angeles-lakers) .

"My mission is to kill," Terry said at the team's annual golf tournament at 
 The International. "Whoever that is, whether it's the Heat, whether it's 
the  Lakers. Hopefully both. That's my mission and that's what I'm here to 
"I'm very excited. Obviously another opportunity to win a championship.  
That's what it's all about. There's no other motive here but to go out there 
and  win, and win it all."  
Terry signed a three-year deal with the Celtics at the midlevel exception  
($15.7 million) in July. He is expected to serve as coach Doc Rivers' sixth 
man  and will replace _Ray  Allen_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/9/ray-allen)  as Boston's primary 3-point specialist. Terry also likely will do 
some  ball-handling behind _Rajon Rondo_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/3026/rajon-rondo) . 
Asked how he felt about seeing time as the secondary point guard, Terry 
said,  "Very comfortable. I started out as a starting point guard in this 
league and  I've been able to do that and play it at a high level. 
"Again, whatever the team needs me to do. If they need me to jump center, I 
 can do that, too. I'm just excited, again, to be wearing Celtic green and 
to be  a part of this organization, the franchise, the heritage. I'm ready 
to get  going." 
Terry said playing for Rivers was an important factor in his decision to 
come  to Boston. 
"Doc is one of the best coaches we have in this league today. He'll go down 
 in history as one of the best," Terry said. "Obviously, he was a player 
and he  played at a high level and he's well-respected among all the players 
in the  league. 
"He's a guy that I wanted to play for. I played for him, it was probably  
2000, 2001, in the Goodwill Games and we won a gold medal. Our relationship 
is  pretty easy. And he was the first one to call me. When Doc calls, you 
answer.  And I'm just happy to be here." 
Rivers seems to be equally pleased to have Terry on board. 
"I don't know if anyone has a better guard core than us," Rivers said, 
whose  guard rotation also will include newcomer _Courtney Lee_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/3445/courtney-lee)  and  _Avery  Bradley_ 
(http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4240/avery-bradley) , who will miss the start of the 
season after having shoulder  surgery. "I've always thought that (versatility 
is) the way I would love to  coach and I'm going to have the opportunity to 
do  that."

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