Former UMass football coach Bob Pickett, who led the Minutemen to the inaugural Division 1-AA championship game in 1978, passed away Tuesday night in Florida at the age of 75. Get more information on Pickett's legacy, and get caught up on the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Before the Celtics-Heat game, Ray Allen talked to WEEI.com about his meeting with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to discuss the recent trade rumors. Allen, whose contract expires at the end of this season, appreciated that Ainge kept him in the loop. At the same time, he understands the realities of basketball.
“I really understand that this is a business and I got traded when I was the least one to be traded when I was in Milwaukee. So anything can happen. Anything can happen,” Allen said. “There’s nobody that’s really untouchable in this league, so I appreciated his candidness, letting me know and letting my wife know, and my boys were in the office running around. You always hate to see people do business behind your back and kind of not keep you alert, so it just spoke volumes of who he is and as a GM doing his job.
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With Paul Pierce sidelined with a strained left foot, Rajon Rondo continued his spectacular play with 22 points and 14 assists as the Celtics held on to beat the Miami Heat, 107-102 on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Ray Allen added 23 points while Kendrick Perkins had 13 for the Celtics, who improved to 31-16. With the Celtics leading 88-78, the Heat went on a 8-0 run to draw to within two. But Eddie House, with 16 points off the bench, drilled a 3-pointer followed by a fast-break layup to restore command. Tony Allen started for Pierce and had just six points but had a key steal on a Dwyane Wade drive to the basket in the final minute and made two free throws as the Celtics won their second straight. Wade scored a game-high 30 for Miami, which fell below .500 at 24-25 on the season.
The Celtics practice Thursday before hosting the 4-44 New Jersey Nets on Friday at TD Garden. For more, visit the...
In the wake of Rajon Rondo's comments to the Boston Herald that team chemistry is an issue right now, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he has no problems with chemistry but rather the constant toll that injuries — such as Paul Pierce's strained left foot — are taking on his team. "I'm not that concerned by it," Rivers said. "I am concerned by all the injuries, clearly. Obviously, you don't want that and it does hurt your continuity as a group. It's been very difficult to get any continuity as a team. Every time you think we're about to get it, something happens. But other than that, I like our team." For more, including audio from Doc Rivers on Rondo's comments, visit the Green Street blog.
In spite of spending the majority of his one-year contract on the sideline with a thumb injury, Marquis Daniels already knows he would like to re-sign with the Celtics this summer. “The locker room is great, it’s a great atmosphere, the coaching staff, everything is good,” he told WEEI.com prior to the Celtics-Heat game Wednesday night. “So, it’s something that I’d like to be part of. Hopefully it will work out. If not, then I have to deal with everything that happens.” Daniels has missed 27 games and hopes to return before the All-Star Break. Visit the Green Street blog for more.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
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