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Lee and the C's: Timing and luck

Wooed by Doc and Rondo, ex-Rocket took less money to chase a banner in Boston

Updated: September 30, 2012, 6:24 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The way Celtics coach Doc Rivers tells the story, word had just reached him that the Houston Rockets had withdrawn their qualifying offer to Courtney Lee when the two serendipitously crossed paths in Florida this summer.

"The day that Houston [withdrew its offer], I honestly was walking down the street in Winter Park, I saw [Lee] across the street, and I commandeered him," Rivers said. "The next thing you know, we're having dinner and -- it took about a week -- but he ...

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