Key dates to circle on your calendar – NBC Sports Boston

The NBA offseason has begun after the Boston Celtics eliminated the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night to capture their 18th championship.

Of course, it will take a little longer for the C’s to transition into offseason mode. Their celebration will continue all week, including Friday with the championship parade in Boston.

Next week, though, it’ll be time to hit the drawing board again for Celtics president of basketball operations and front office Brad Stevens. Their offseason duties begin next Wednesday with the 2024 NBA Draft and continue when free agency opens just days later.

Here are all the Celtics’ important offseason dates to mark your calendars:

Championship Parade: Friday at 11 a.m. ET

The rolling rally honoring the 2024 NBA champions will start in front of TD Garden on Causeway Street, pass through City Hall Plaza and the Boston Common on Tremont Street and end on Boylston Street at the Hynes Convention Center.

Derrick White and Jayson Tatum slideouts: Now through the end of the offseason

White and Tatum are currently scheduled to become free agents in 2025. A $315 million supermax expansion for Tatum feels inevitable, and it also seems like a foregone conclusion that White will be locked up for the long haul. Both players were immediately eligible for extensions after the NBA Finals and can sign a new contract at any time before the 2024-2025 NBA season begins.

NBA Draft: June 26 and 27

The Celtics own the 30th and 54th overall picks in the 2024 draft.

NBA free agency: June 30 at 6:00 PM ET

Boston has just three impending unrestricted free agents: Luke Kornet, Xavier Tillman Sr. and Svi Mykhailuk. Finding a versatile big man is on Brad Stevens’ to-do list this summer.

Summer competition: July 12 to 22

Jordan Walsh and JD Davison starred in the Summer League C’s last year. Boston went 2-3 in Vegas.

Olympic Games in Paris: July 27 to August 11

Jayson Tatum and Jrue Holiday will represent the Celtics on the 2024 USA Men’s Basketball Team. Derrick White is reportedly a strong candidate to replace Kawhi Leonard on the roster.