Celtics boss Danny Ainge's son to run for Congress in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The son of Boston Celtics president and former BYU basketball standout Danny Ainge is running for Congress in a Utah special election forthe seat of resigning U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Tanner Ainge filed paperwork Monday to run as a Republican.

He tweeted Tuesday his campaign is about ''economic growth, innovation and fiscal responsibility.''

His LinkedIn page shows he is an investment adviser with a law degree.

The only listed political experience is campaign finance volunteering for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential run.

Danny Ainge promoted his son's candidacy by tweeting: ''Why people choose politics is beyond me, but I can't think of anyone more competent and trustworthy.''

Tanner Ainge didn't return multiple interview requests.

The crowded field of candidates also includes Chaffetz's former campaign manager, Republican state Sen. Deidre Henderson.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.