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4-for-5 with three RBIs in that night’s game against the Marlins (a 10-9 loss)? QUOTE OF THE DAY: “As Red [ Auerbach ] told me personally when I came in, ‘ You need instigators, not retaliators.’ This kid is energetic. He
Apparently Red Auerbach paid very close attention to the “Big Bad Bruins.” When the Celtics chose Oklahoma State fireplug point guard Marcus Smart
teams allowed more points per 100 possessions, and only two scored fewer. That's not a winning combination. Even Red Auerbach couldn't have done much without his captain for half the season, no center to speak of, wildly inconsistent wings
Celtics legend in a conversation that includes Bill Russell, Larry Bird and John Havlicek, and the other sits behind only Red Auerbach in franchise playoff victories. Perceptions change.
year, because Ainge reportedly traded the duo within the division to the Nets . Ainge always threatened to do what Red Auerbach could not -- dealing legends in decline -- in order to avoid another decades-long championship drought. Only he’s paving
even threw a cupcake party . So, when Rivers signed a five-year, $35 million contract, he seemed destined to join Red Auerbach and Tommy Heinsohn in finishing his coaching career on Boston’s bench. Doc’s declaration, “I am a Celtic,” sparked
a temporary stop along the way. Maybe for Doc, being a Celtic wasn't in his core. Following in the footsteps of Red Auerbach and company may have been cool, but it didn't affect him the way it did Tommy Heinsohn, Bob Cousy and others
their positions.’ The one player Stevens praised for his work ethic all season was Brandon Bass , the winner of the Red Auerbach award. “I just told him this in front of the team, he’ s as good of a pro as we have,” Stevens beamed. “He shows
mature for his age.” ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 25, 1998, which onetime Celtics coach passed Red Auerbach to become the second-winningest coach in NBA history with 939 career victories? QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think the makeup
Grousbeck and Bob Epstein ; and team president Rich Gotham . NBA commissioner David Stern and his successor Adam Silver , Red Auerbach ’s daughters Randy and Nancy , Celtics legend Jim Loscutoff ’s wife Lynn and Warriors president Rick Welts are also
the league during his six seasons with the Celtics, averaging 18.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. However, Red Auerbach was keen on obtaining University of San Francisco center Bill Russell in the 1956 draft, and Macauley was eager to return
much money, they didn’t have that much power. When Red Auerbach was coaching, there was no free agency. He ..... out, he deserved to be the team president instead of Red Auerbach . This is going to be the opposite. This guy’s going
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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
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We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
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