// Boston Sports All-Decade Teams: 2000′s

The 2000′s. The Aughts. The greatest decade in the history of Boston sports. Possibly…the greatest decade for any city in the history of sports. Six championships. Three teams. Enough with my fragmented sentences.

Sports of Boston has put together a list of the greatest players of each of the four major teams (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins) this decade. You may or may not agree with our picks, and there were some tough cuts. You think you can do better? Let us know!

Red Sox All-Decade Team

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  • Catcher: Jason Varitek
  • First Base: Kevin Youkilis
  • Second Base: Dustin Pedroia
  • Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra
  • Third Base: Bill Mueller/Mike Lowell
  • Left Field: Manny Ramirez
  • Center Field: Johnny Damon
  • Right Field: Trot Nixon
  • Designated Hitter: David Ortiz
  • Starting Pitcher: Pedro Martinez
  • Starting Pitcher: Tim Wakefield
  • Relief Pitcher: Hideki Okajima
  • Relief Pitcher: Mike Timlin
  • Closer: Jonathan Papelbon
  • Manager: Terry Francona

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Patriots All-Decade Team


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  • Quarterback: Tom Brady
  • Running Back: Kevin Faulk
  • Wide Receiver: Randy Moss, Troy Brown
  • Tight End: Daniel Grahm
  • Offensive Tackle: Matt Light, Nick Kaczur
  • Offensive Guard: Stephen Neal, Logan Mankins
  • Center: Dan Koppen
  • Defensive Tackle: Vince Wilfork
  • Defensive End: Richard Seymor, Jarvis Green
  • Linebacker: Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest, Mike Vrabel
  • Cornerback: Asante Samuel, Ty Law
  • Safety: Rodney Harrison, Lawyer Milloy
  • Special Teamer: Larry Izzo
  • Kick Returner: Ellis Hobbs
  • Kicker: Adam Vinatieri
  • Punter: Josh Miller
  • All-Decade MVP: Bill Belichick

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Bruins All-Decade Team

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  • Center: Marc Savard
  • Left Wing: Sergei Samsonov
  • Right Wing: Phil Kessel
  • Defense: Zdeno Chara
  • Defense: Hal Gill
  • Goalie: Tim Thomas
  • Coach: Claude Julien

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Celtics All-Decade Team

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  • Center: Kendrick Perkins
  • Power Forward: Kevin Garnett
  • Small Forward: Paul Pierce
  • Shooting Guard: Ray Allen
  • Point Guard: Rajon Rondo
  • Sixth Man: Eddie House/Ricky Davis
  • Coach: Doc Rivers

[Read more about the Celtics Team of the 2000s]
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Assuming Sports of Boston is still around covering the Boston sports scene in 10 years, expect another run of our “All-Decade Team” series for the 2010′s.