A look ahead at some of the key dates coming up as the season approaches.
October 2 Players report to their teams October 3 NBA Training Camps open (22 days away) October 5 Start of the 2006 NBA Preseason schedule October 10 Celtics first preseason game against the Cavs October 25 Celtics last preseason game against the Raptors October 30 Rosters set for opening day, 6 p.m. ET October 31 Start of the 2006-07 NBA Regular Season November 1 Celtics open at Home against Hornets November 3 Celtics play Detroit at home (Do you think Doc will guard the inbound pass?) November 4 Celtics at Washington... First nationally televised game on NBA TV November 17 Portland comes to Boston... Ratliff, Telfair, Raef and Dickau face their former teams. December 22 Philadelphia at Boston, first nationally televised game on ESPN February 11 Celtics play Minnesota and Skippy Blount, Banks, Reed and Ricky face Wally and the Celtics. Which team will be showing forward progress at this time?