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The retired numbers project: 24 – Sam Jones

The Sports Daily > Red’s Army The retired numbers project: 24 – Sam Jones From now until February 11, Red’s Army will be posting stories about the players behind the Celtics’ 22 retired numbers and that one retired nickname. Stories will be posted in the order that the numbers were retired. Red Auerbach never saw Sam Jones play in college. Not very many people did. Sam Jones went to North Carolina Central College at Durham. He was an outstanding basketball player at a university three miles from Duke, on North Carolina’s Tobacco Road. He was also black. And that meant he...

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Your Morning Dump… Where I guess we’ll talk about Gordon Hayward

The Sports Daily > Red’s Army Your Morning Dump… Where I guess we’ll talk about Gordon Hayward Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I think what we could really use is like a 6(-foot)-8 wing player that can shoot,” said the Celts’ president of basketball operations. “A guy who can play off the ball and create offense on the ball, and also play multiple positions defensively.” Told that it sounded as if he was shining the Bat...

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Your Morning-err-Afternoon Dump… Where the Cavs are still a trash outfit.

The Sports Daily > Red’s Army Your Morning-err-Afternoon Dump… Where the Cavs are still a trash outfit. Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Cleveland has emerged as an interested suitor, with the Cavaliers pursuing Hill to potentially slide into a dual-guard role, starting at either backcourt position or playing as a reserve, league sources said. Yahoo Sports Short of that, Cleveland might be asked to part with Isaiah Thomas although two league executives told NBC Sports Boston...

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The retired numbers project: Number 21 – Bill Sharman

The Sports Daily > Red’s Army The retired numbers project: Number 21 – Bill Sharman From now until February 11, Red’s Army will be posting stories about the players behind the Celtics’ 22 retired numbers and that one retired nickname. Stories will be posted in the order that the numbers were retired. In 1972 Jerry West finally won a championship. Bill Russell had retired three years back, and the Celtics were only just getting things figured out under Tommy Heinsohn and a novel small ball run-and-gun approach to the game (at least it was novel for the NBA–the ABA was all...

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