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Parish: Calls for patience for new Celtics

Posted by shawn cassidy on October 21, 2013 at 5:20 AM

The Chief is right, and I had an article saying the same thing a month or two ago. Everything comes to those who wait. All of us have heard that phrase a few times. If we wait patiently.If not on time, it may be late. But it will come eventually.Patience is the most difficult thing to master for some, and for a sports crazed city like Boston. Losing is not an option, but the fans have no choice in the matter.

I thankfully fell in love with Celtics, and thankfully my family loved the Celtics enough to teach me about the C's. I grew up in Ohio, and I love the Indians, Browns, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Besides Ohio State, I know what losing is all about with my baseball team, and pro football team.I even endured the 90's as a die hard Celtics fan. Patience is what rises from the ashes. Rondo is also showing a great deal of patience with his rehab. 

"I think in probably two or three years, they'll be back," Parish, an NBA ambassador now, told CSNNE.com Sunday night. "You just have to be patient with them."

That's easier said than done, especially when talking about a sports-crazy town like Boston where you have the Red Sox in the World Series, the Patriots as one of the top teams in the AFC and the Bruins one of the early front-runners to make a run towards the Stanley Cup.

Parish, who won four NBA titles (1981, 1984, 1986 in Boston and a fourth in 1997 with the Chicago Bulls) during a Hall of Fame career that spanned three decades, asking for patience from Celtics fans is well, asking a lot.

"The Boston fans are spoiled," quipped Parish. "It's our fault (Celtics) for all our success over the years. Not only our success, but the Bruins and the Patriots and the Red Sox. The Boston fan base across the board is spoiled. I'm sure it'll be difficult for them to be patient."

Parish's optimism in the Celtics future has to do with more than the players on the current roster.

He's also a big believer in his former teammate Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations, as well as the team's new head coach, Brad Stevens.

"I give a lot of credit to Danny," Parish said. "He has a talent for masking really good, young talent that can help you win a championship. You just have to be patient with them."

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Reply Greg
1:31 PM on October 21, 2013 
The Chief is right. Its just like Rondos injury,just a little patience.