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Brian Scalabrine Is Back In Boston, And It’s Glorious

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Read this, from Brian Scalabrine, immediately over at CSNNE. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

I mean, you guys…

I had passion for my team just like the fans.  I guess I was kind of like the fans except I had a courtside seat for free and if we were up by 20 with less than two minutes to play I would get to go into the game.


I don’t want anyone thinking: He and Mark Jackson didn’t get along … The Bulls and Warriors couldn’t put the right team together … Does anyone really care what Brian Scalabrine is doing right now?  None of these things were true.


I’m not promising a championship.  I know how hard that is to deliver.  We’re not ready right now.  No way.  Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic.  I’m only a broadcaster – what could I really do?


I think I can help breakdown some great Marcus Smart dunks this season.  I think I can elevate Kelly Olynyk and Chris Babb’s game by the amount of research I make my interns do before announcing road games.


I want kids in Boston, like the hundreds of elementary school kids who have red hair and no chance of making the NBA, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up.   Maybe some of them will come home after college and work at a bank.  That would make me smile.  Our community, which has struggled.  Well, not really.  Winning eight championships since 2000 isn’t much of a struggle, and I guess the Sox won last year.  I should have known that … where was I?

And that’s not even a quarter of the actual article! I’m serious, go read it. I can’t even deal with it right now, mostly because I’m at work and I’ll get strange looks for snorting so hard I give myself a bloody nose.

In all seriousness, having Scal back in the booth will be a lot of fun. The Golden State coaching situation seemed very strange and dramatic — very un-Scalabrine. It’s about time he came home, if you ask me.

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