Quick hit thoughts around NBA & Celts
2. Terry also noted that he'll travel up to Southern California later this summer in order to start the team-bonding process before training camp. "I talked to KG two or three days ago and he and I are going to get together in LA, work out a couple of days, and start to build that chemistry that’s going to be needed for us to win it all," he said.
3. New Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn, a veteran of 12 NBA seasons, started a career-high 48 games for Orlando during the 2002-03 season. His head coach that year? Doc Rivers, who often noted Vaughn's coaching potential, even during his playing days. Vaughn can only hope to have the same sort of success Rivers did in his first year coaching in Orlando.
4. The lack of a Celtics representative on the Olympic hoops rosters in London likely takes away some of the interest for Boston fans, but -- as colleague Peter May pointed out last year when the Green didn't have any representatives at the FIBA qualifiers -- at least the team doesn't have to worry about one of its players getting injured in an offseason exhibition. And given Boston's track record with health, that's one less thing to worry about this summer.
5. New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, but is expected to be ready for training camp. Safe to say his father knows a thing or two about how difficult it can be for a player to fight through a similar injury and probably advised Austin to get that cleaned up before the season starts.
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