Celtics president Danny Ainge is recovering at a Boston hospital after suffering a minor heart attack Thursday. He is "recovering nicely" at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is expected to be hospitalized for several days, according to a statement released by the team.
Ainge, 50, a member of two NBA championship teams with the Celtics and their general manager since 2003, will miss at least Game 1 of the Celtics-Bulls series when the Boston opens its title defnse on Saturday. He's the architect of the Celtics team that won its 17th championship last season, having pulled off blockbuster trades for Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.
I know there's someone out there thinking that Thursday's news about Garnett did this to Ainge. Don't go there. It's times like these when we all realize there are things bigger than sports. Speedy recovery, Danny.