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Getting back to basics is the right formula for Celtics off-season turmoil

 May I start with the fact that I am older than the NBA. I have weathered the John Y. Brown fiasco and the horror of the Rick Pitino extremely-flawed takeover of such a storied franchise as the Boston Celtics.

Now comes the 2022 off-season, accompanied by the season-ending injury to newly-acquired Danilo Gallinari and the impending surgery to the super-athletic, super-exciting Rob Williams. And now we have the impending suspension of Head Coach Ime Udoka

Can the Boston Celtics withstand such turmoil! I think so. When things go bad, go back to basics. The current Celtics team is no longer a bunch of youngsters trying to find their way. They came close to Banner 18 last season.

They are the key going forward. Assuming Udoka will be suspended for an undetermined period of time, the interim coach will have a lot of say in what success The Green has in 2022-23. Beyond that, I love the team we have. The skills of the Jay Team - the savvy and stabilization of Horford - the "smart" determination of Marcus - the promise of what Malcolm Brogdon can supply - and the unexpected rise of one or two other members of the team - tell me this could be a fine season.

So count me as ready to remain optimistic about the upcoming season. Those that know me realize I am no "Holly-go-lightly" fantasizer. It often takes adversity to bring out the best in some individuals or groups. We may very well witness that with out Guys in Green this season.


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