Heinsohn named basketball Hall of Fame finalist as coach

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Heinsohn named basketball Hall of Fame finalist as coach

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced 12 finalists for the 2013 election, including Celtics legend and current CSNNE Celtics color commentator Tommy Heinsohn.

Heinsohn is already in the Hall of Fame as a player (1986), but is up for election as a coach, having won two Championships with the Celtics as a coach during the 1973-74 season and 1975-76 season.

Heinsohn stepped in as head coach of the Celtics during the 1969-70 season, the season after Bill Russell retired as a playercoach.

During Heinsohn's eight seasons as coach, the C's went 416-240, won five Eastern Division titles in a row, and two NBA championships.

If elected as coach, Heinsohn would be only the third to be elected both as an NBA player and coach (Lenny Wilkens & Bill Sharman).

Drummond to Boston? Pistons big man's tweets fuel speculation

Drummond to Boston? Pistons big man's tweets fuel speculation

BOSTON -- Two of the NBA’s biggest names on the trade market, Serge Ibaka and DeMarcus Cousins, changed zip codes (Ibaka to Toronto from Orlando, Cousins to New Orleans from Sacramento) without the Celtics showing much interest in swinging a deal for either player.

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Could it be because they had their sights set on Detroit’s Andre Drummond all along?
 
Pistons general manager/head coach Stan Van Gundy has made no secret about talking with lots of teams about his players leading up to the trade deadline, well aware that his team has been one of the league’s biggest underachievers.

Detroit (27-30) is eighth in the Eastern Conference, trailing first-place Cleveland by 13 games.
 
Drummond was reportedly offered to Sacramento as part of a deal for Cousins, so it should not come as a surprise that his name has found its way into the rumor mill.
 
Still, Drummond only added fuel to the rumor mill fire by re-tweeting the eyeball emojis posted by the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas, something Thomas did shortly before Boston added Al Horford to the mix last summer.


 
And then Drummond followed that up by posting his own set of eyeball emojis on Tuesday, which adds to the speculative nature of a trade-deadline season that ends Thursday at 3 p.m.


 
Drummond, a former UConn standout, is an easy-going, fun-loving guy, so the emoji stuff isn’t all that out of character for him. But he also changed his Twitter profile picture to him waving goodbye. after removing Pistons information from his bio.

Is he pulling our leg, or giving a heads-up that the Celtics are close to pulling off a trade?
 
A league source tells CSNNE.com that while no deal is imminent, Boston is a possible landing spot for Drummond if the Pistons are, in fact, planning on trading him. That, says the source,"is not a definite. [Van Gundy] knows he has to do something significant with that team, if not at the deadline [then] definitely this summer.

"So he’s looking to find out the value for all his guys, Drummond included.”