The Herald is reporting that the Celtics Dancers will be put on hold for at least one night. With the tribute to honor Red taking center stage, the debut of the dancers is being put on hold. You have to think that somewhere Red is smiling.
The much-balleyhooed Celtics Dance Team - slotted to make its glitzy debut during Wednesday’s season opener - was put on ice for at least one night following an organizational meeting this morning. Auerbach, who had spoken in resigned fashion of having to accept this creeping NBA reality - the Celtics were the last team in the league without a crew of buxom hoofers - clearly wasn’t pleased when ownership decided to finally break from tradition last spring. A private charter carrying Celtics officials and owners flew to Washington D.C. last night to attend visiting hours with the Auerbach family. The funeral will be held this morning. Director of basketbal operations Danny Ainge, coach Doc Rivers and at least one Celtics legend - John Havlicek - were on board. Paul Pierce, figuring he wouldn’t have time to get back for tomorrow morning’s practice, decided to stay home.
Very good idea. That's the way to show respect toward's Red's feelings. They never should have brought in the dancers to begin with. I mean, next thing you know, in 10 years we may be seeing a new uniform!! This must never happen.