A U.S. appeals court Monday ruled in favor of the Boston Celtics in the team's contract dispute with guard Brian Shaw.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston affirmed a lower court decision that Shaw, formerly a star for UC Santa Barbara, must terminate his contract with Il Messaggero, an Italian team.
The agent for Shaw, who signed a five-year, $6.2-million contract with the Celtics Jan. 26, notified the Celtics June 6 that Shaw intended to honor the second year of his contract with Il Messaggero.
U.S. District Judge A. David Mazzone ruled June 27 that Shaw must honor his contract with the Celtics and terminate the two-year, $1.7-million deal he signed in August with Il Messaggero.
Shaw's attorney in Boston, Laura Carroll, said she had not spoken with him.
"Obviously, we have to talk to our client to see what he wants to do next," Carroll said.