FSU coach's son, 6, battling rare blood disease

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FSU coach's son, 6, battling rare blood disease

From Comcast SportsNet Friday, August 5, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jimbo and Candi Fisher say their youngest son suffers from the rare life-threatening blood disorder Fanconi anemia. The Fishers announced 6-year-old Ethan Fisher's illness Friday and that they've created a foundation to help find a cure. Fisher says he plans to donate all fees from public speaking appearances to the fund for research. The Florida State coach says that "we're here to find a cure." Ethan and his 10-year-old brother, Trey, joined his parents briefly prior to the announcement along with Dr. Margaret MacMillan. She is a pediatric blood and marrow specialist from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Fisher says his career in coaching has taught him to never accept defeat and that "we will go at it every day."

Report: Celtics offer Pacers deal for Paul George

Report: Celtics offer Pacers deal for Paul George

The Celtics reportedly have offered the Pacers a deal to acquire star forward Paul George.

According to Adam Kaufman of WBZ News Radio and 98.5 The Sports Hub, the Celtics offered the Pacers the first-round pick they received from the 76ers, either the 2019 Grizzlies or Clippers’ protected first-rounder, Jae Crowder and a money filler.

Kaufman also noted Avery Bradley could be on the move as well for financial reasons.

The C's, as reported by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, are also working to sign Gordon Hayward this summer.