Some sad non-music news out of Boston today. Former Boston Celtics great Dennis Johnson died at the age of 52. There are no details yet as to the cause of death. He had been coaching the Celtics’ developmental team in Austin, TX, and he apparently collapsed at the end of the team’s practice session today.
I was a huge fan of the Celtics while growing up, and have fond memories of watching DJ, Bird, Ainge et al smack around the Lakers in the 80′s. DJ was one of the guys that made the NBA special back then — he played his heart out, hustled for every ball, and seemed like a genuinely good guy. The NBA doesn’t have enough of that anymore.
DJ, you’ll be missed.