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October 4, 1997

October 4, 1997 Oct. 4, 1997; what a dark day in Celtics history. Training camp began at Brandeis University with the traditional Media Day. Reporters, photographers and videographers overrun the facility, maybe a few more than usual. It was Day 1 of the Rick Pitino Era – oops, we misspelled Error. Pitino posed with Ron Mercer, Chauncey Billups and Antoine Walker. Every team has its coach-and-stars photo. Pitino declared that his roster was filled with “high-class people who are willing to pay the price” to bring the franchise back from the dead-end of a 15-win season in ...

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