Remembering Red

Updated: October 29, 2006, 12:32 AM ET

Got word of the passing of Red Auerbach tonight, almost one year to the date from the night when I last saw him.

It was opening night in Boston a year ago, and Red was feeling good enough after three separate hospital stays to make the ride up from his home in Washington, D.C., to see his beloved Celtics -- although I'm not sure how beloved they were to him over the past couple of years.