Can Ainge save the Celtics from himself?

Originally Published: March 9, 2004
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Let's get this out of the way at the start: I like Danny Ainge. A lot.

I loved him as a basketball player. I thought he was an excellent head coach. And I always enjoyed his analysis as a commentator on TNT.

He's also a guy who quit a high-paying job a few years ago to be with his family. In my book, it was the most important thing he's ever done with his life.

The worst thing Ainge has done? Come out of retirement to take a wrecking ball to the Celtics.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer