At the Celtics' Fan Fest event Thursday night, Kyrie Irving assured the crowd that he plans on re-signing this offseason when he can becomes a free agent.
"If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here," Irving told a crowd to raucous applause in TD Garden.
Last week, in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols the five-time All-Star said, "Even if I ever try to think about that thought of going elsewhere, it would be like, 'What are you thinking?' We're pretty f------ good here."
Additionally, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Irving has made a verbal commitment to Boston ownership that he plans to stay long-term.
Irving addressed the subject further in speaking with reporters Friday morning.
"I just have every intent to sign back, I just wanted to clear it up," Irving said. He added that one day he hopes his name will be part of Celtics history.
Watch the Irving's full responses below:
In his one season with the Celtics, Irving averaged 24.4 points and 5.1 assists in 60 games. A lingering knee issue forced him to shut his season down early and miss the postseason. The 26-year-old from Duke will be entering his eighth NBA season this year.