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(NECN: Amy Sinclair, Portland, Maine) - It's conventional wisdom in the world of professional sports not to expect too much from an expansion team, but the NBA developmental league's Red Claws are already setting the bar high. They've got the dancers, a shiny, new parquet floor and players who can all sink a ball, but the Maine Red Claws also have something that's seldom seen in a first year team -- a confidence and ease with one another that's usually reserved for long standing teams. <a href="http://www.maineredclaws.com" target="_blank">Click here to visit the team's Web site.</a> If the Red Claws coach looks familiar, it's because he is Celtics legend Danny Ainge's son, Austin Ainge. Ainge believes the team is the right mix of future NBA stars and veterans, like Billy Thomas, who will help keep young egos in check and set the tone for teamwork. Among the standouts is first round draft pick from Syracuse University, Paul Harris. He's sidelined with an ankle injury now, but clearly, soaking up the experience. The players all say they have been overwhelmed by the warm reception in Portland. The Red Claws will play their first game on November 27th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Their first home game at the Portland Expo will be December 4th. That game is sold out.