BOSTON, MA - MARCH 02: Paul Pierce #34 celebrates with teammate Chris Wilcox #44 of the Boston Celtics on March 2, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets 107-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Two guys with eerily similar heart conditions in the same year put the Celtics in some challenging positions, but from the sounds of it, they handled both those situations very well. Neither Wilcox or Green seemed to really consider playing anywhere else this year, and that says more than anything about the Celtics staff.
"I was looking at other teams, but my mindset was being loyal to the team that was loyal to me. Through this whole process, they were there for me, and they did everything they could do to make sure I was good through the process and make sure I saw the right doctors and everything through it. So, at the end of the day, I knew that that was my first option — whatever they offered, whatever it was, I wanted to go back to Boston."
Nice job to everyone involved, including and probably primarily Ed Lacerete and crew.