Brian Scalabrine is coming back to Boston, according to a report by Brian Scalabrine as told by Brian Scalabrine.
The former Celtic will return as a broadcaster for Celtics games on Comcast SportsNet New England. To announce his comeback, Scalabrine wrote a letter in the style of LeBron's "Coming Home" SI essay. Though the tone's lighthearted, the former Golden State Warriors assistant coach actually briefly mentions his relationship with former head coach Mark Jackson. Some highlights:
I'm doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted...and gather some great press based on another recent NBA signing...in almost the exact same way. I don't want anyone thinking: He and Mark Jackson didn't get along … The Bulls and Warriors couldn't put the right team together … Does anyone really care what Brian Scalabrine is doing right now? None of these things were true. And for the record I never played for the Warriors, I was just a coach, didn't people see me holding my clipboard. I don't understand why people couldn't put it together, I was holding a clipboard, I was a real coach.
I took the ball, took their pride, and showed them what the White Mamba was all about. They wrote me letters and asked for my autograph. Some even invited me to their weddings, it go a little weird. Even Bill Simmons has wanted me back for quite some time. I've met with Bill, face-to-face, man-to-man. We've hashed it out. Bill fist pumped on the air during this year's NBA Draft. Everybody makes mistakes. I've made mistakes as well – I once mispronounced Omer Asik's name in Chicago. Who am I to hold a grudge?
In Boston, nothing is given. Remember in the movie The Departed when Francis Costello said, "No one gives it to you. You have to take it." That was a great scene and a great Boston movie.
You were missed, White Mamba.