Tom Heinsohn's wife Helen, known to those who follow the Celtics on Comcast SportsNet and NBA TV as "the red-head from Needham", lost her battle with cancer yesterday. She was diagnosed with the condition in 2002, and I believe that her condition was the principal reason why Tommy has stopped doing away games as of late.
The thoughts and prayers of the whole Celtics nation should be with our favorite homer right now more than any other time.
R. I . P.