Okay, we’ve officially hit the dead zone, and every Celtics angle has been written about ad nauseum. Hit the blog trail and you’ll find nothing but fluff on topics like Ray Allen (dead horse, still beating it), Jared Sullinger (okay, we get it – he’s gonna be good), the schedule (when you write about back-to-backs, your definitely reaching – no offense, Celtics Blog), and how many times Rajon Rondo brushes his teeth every day (answer – a lot).
So that got me thinking, and it wasn’t long before my mind settled on Red Auerbach. The Godfather. The architect of the greatest dynasty in the history of professional basketball.
I had the privilege to interview Red before he passed away. He was frail and in declining health, but the smoke from that cigar was swirling and he was as feisty as ever. It was one of the greatest moments for me as a writer, because of Auerbach’s status as a legendary sports figure and what he meant to our Boston Celtics.
So I’d like to share my interview with him – settle back and check it out. I’ll guarantee you it’s tons more fun than reading about how our Celtics are going to deal with all of those back-to-backs.