In response to runrunandrun's comment:
It is quite predicible that the 2012 Celtics will look and play like every Celtic team Ainge and Rivers have formed since coming to Boston. Year after year Ainge has assembled a trash talking/athlete player / slow ball/one on style team. Year after year we true Boston fans have to root for some other NBA team ie.. Spurs,Lakers,Suns, who play Old Celtic style basketball ,such as fast breaking and having sound moral character players.
Ainge and Rivers exclude most white players and international players as well. If you look around the league 99 % of the teams employ more international players then Boston,WHY?
If it was only a couple of years,one could argue that Ainge and Rivers simply take the best player available.But when every year for 10 years a team has the fewest white and international players in the league,you have to conclude it is not accidental but planned.
Planned hiring of one race over another is racist. John Thompson at Georgetwon admitted he didn't recruit any white players,yet the school allowed it why? if any white coach admitted not recruiting any black players he would be fired asap.Why the double standard?
Look at Minn Wolves they have 9 white players out of 12 ,white players make up 40% of the players in the NBA,yet Boston has only 1 white player. Boston is not alone in not drafting or trading for white players,Washington also has a poor track record as well.
Boston will again be the trash talking king of the NBA and score around 80 points a game and Rivers will rank number 1 in T's and crying at every call. Celtic pride is a thing of the past.
We need Red back, a man who looked only for talent and never cared about the race of his players,he would draft a Bird a Cowens a Havilchek a Nelson or a Russell ,White, or Jones .Ainge would never have drafted a Bird or Cowens.
Take care Run
I was wonderig where was that smell emanating from. The skunk has resurfaced. And the problem is that many people here are responding as if his stuff is worthy of attention.