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Parish, 38, to return to Celtics

THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics reportedly have reached an agreement in principle to keep 38-year-old center Robert Parish, the oldest player in the NBA, on the team through next season.

Under the agreement, Parish would be paid $3.5 million, with a small amount deferrred, The Boston Globe said today.

Bob Woolf, who represents Parish, had sought a two-year contract, the Globe said, but Parish said he was satisfied with one year.

"I can live with that. I think it's fair," Parish said. "I'm really glad to have it done so I can get on with the rest of the season and not worry about it, and also so that I can enjoy my summer."

Parish has said he wants to play until he's 40.

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