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One epic collapse and two months later, Bobby Valentine is on board in Boston's dugout

Updated: December 2, 2011, 11:13 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It took the Patriots 24 days to hire Bill Belichick after firing Pete Carroll, the Celtics three days to hire Doc Rivers after letting go of interim coach Frank Carroll, the Bruins six days to replace Dave Lewis with Claude Julien.

On Thursday afternoon, 62 days after Terry Francona wheeled his SUV out of the players' parking lot onto Ipswich Street for the final time as Red Sox manager, the center-field scoreboard at Fenway Park was lit up with this message: "THE BOSTON RED SOX ...

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