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Scalabrine: "I'm coming home"

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Any summary I can put together won't do justice for Scalabrine's announcement to return to the Celtics. Head over to CSNNE for the exclusive.

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Here's a quick excerpt, but seriously, click over and check out the entire the thing:

But this is not about the roster or the organization. Thinking twice about it, it really is about the organization. Does it get any better than the Celtics? I feel my calling here goes above basketball - get it...calling... double meaning?They call that a pun. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. 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 or even better run a private equity fund. I have no idea what exactly they do besides just print money. My kids better get into private equity, even amongst the myriad of financial constraints that the government has put on us since we hung that 17th banner in 2008. 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? Oh yeah, I want to bring another championship back to Boston. Really, I just want to ride in another championship parade and smoke an overpriced Cuban cigar as a tribute to Red after we hang banner number 18.

Scal.  Is.  Back.  Scalabrine is a funny guy and this is hilarious, but he doesn't get enough credit for his basketball knowledge.  When he was in the booth two years ago, he was just as good as Hubie Brown or Doug Collins breaking down schemes and predicting plays.