Brian Scalabrine Announces His Return to Boston Celtics in 'Coming Home' Essay

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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 4, 2014

LeBron James isn't the only person who can write an essay to announce that he's coming home.

Brian Scalabrine was a beloved member of the Boston Celtics from 2005 to 2010. He later played for the Chicago Bulls and was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors last season.

Now he is returning to the city he loves. Thanks to James, Scalabrine was able to come up with a great way to explain why he is returning to Boston.

No, Scalabrine isn't coming back as a player. While that'd be fun to see, he is coming back as a Comcast SportsNet announcer instead.

Scalabrine's essay is pretty clever. He explains why he left Boston a few years ago and why he is coming back. He chased rings for a couple of years, but now he is ready to return home.

Here's a bit of his essay (read the whole thing at

I'm doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted...and gather some great press based on another recent NBA almost the exact same way. ...

I may have a press conference, and I am definitely having a party. And all of Boston will be invited. And when we are done, we will still have a few months before we have to get to work. ...

I'm not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I'm realistic. I’m only a broadcaster - what could I really do? ...

I'm ready to accept the Scallenge. Boston, I'm coming home.

[Brian Scalabrine]

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