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Published October 4, 2013
CELTICS TAKE A SHOT: In Boston, Chad Finn notes there is "no recent precedent for a prominent executive calling his team’s games" after news broke Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge will serve as color commentator for some Celtics road games on CSN New England this season. However, it is "not unprecedented in Celtics lore," as late Basketball HOFer Red Auerbach "provided color on WKBG’s broadcasts" from '67-71. Ainge was a "terrific analyst for TNT" from '01-03. Meanwhile, there is "frustration among the rank-and-file at CSNNE" that Celtics sideline reporter Greg Dickerson, who had been on team broadcasts since '02, will not return. Dickerson was "easygoing, respected, and had genuine institutional knowledge of the team." Dickerson, who has battled neurological health issues in recent years, "deserved better" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/4).