The last time Brian Scalabrine saw an NBA court as a player was the 2011-12 season with the Chicago Bulls. Beloved wherever he played, no city showed more passion for the power forward than the city of Boston where Scalabrine played parts of six seasons for the Celtics.
Many expected Brian Scalabrine to take a assistant coaching job this offseason and rumors suggesting he was in the running for multiple jobs, but in the end it seemed as if broadcasting was Scalabrine’s vice of choice and he explained that in an exclusive interview with CSNNE.com entitled ‘Coming Home’.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why that sounds oddly familiar, it’s exactly the same thing LeBron James did upon his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The extremely long and overly sarcastic piece pokes fun at LeBron James’ letter, though completely good-natured throughout. Still, there are plenty of reasons to chuckle as you read through the letter.
Remember when I spurned the Celtics and signed with the Chicago Bulls in 2010? Actually I begged Ainge to keep me and he wished me the best of luck. I was thinking, “This is really tough.” I could feel it. I was leaving something I had spent five years creating. I haven’t paid for a meal since 2008. What if all of this goes away?
Brian Scalabrine continued on.
I went to Chicago because of Tibs and D-Rose and the crazy energy of Joakim Noah, and it was my only job offer in the states, but we made sacrifices to keep Jannero Pargo, John Lucas, and Mike James.
This is the kind of humor that made so many NBA fans fall in love with the former USC talent and the Boston Celtics television network certainly got themselves a winner with their addition of Scal.
You can read the entire piece here.