We don’t like to make the officials a point of emphasis here at CelticsHub, but forgive us today for paying a little closer attention to the assignments for tonight’s game 6 at TD Garden.
So without further ado, let’s introduce the crew for tonight, consisting of Mike Callahan, Monty McClutchen, and Ken Mauer.
Now, I’m going to perfectly honest there. I have no real opinion of those first two guys. I’ve heard the names before but they didn’t trigger any reaction out of me. As Zach noted in our twitter feed, it’s actually been quite awhile since Callahan and McClutchen have worked a C’s game, so take that for what it’s worth.
That brings us to the one and only Kenny Mauer. A name that holds a permanent in the hearts of most Celtics fans.
Not familiar with Kenny? Allow me to take you back to December 2002. The Celtics, led by Antoine, Pierce and Vin Baker were hosting an up and coming Suns squad with names like Joe Johnson, Amare Stoudemire and Stephon Marbury.
Those names weren’t the story from that night though. Instead it was the officiating crew that got most of the attention, a crew that contained one Kenny Mauer. I will let the Sportscenter highlight clip take it from there, featuring Tommy Heinsohn in what may be my favorite Heinsohn clip of all time. The audio lags a couple seconds behind the video the entire time, which is kind of annoying. Stick through the whole clip though, believe me it’s worth it.
Let’s hope Kenny has a short memory…….and still has a wife to go home to.