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Timing wasn’t right for Reggie Miller and Celtics

Three months. To hear Reggie Miller tell it, that was the difference between an NBA comeback with the Celtics and a continuing career in broadcasting.

In August 2007, Celtics president Danny Ainge tried to coax Miller out of retirement. Ainge said he “felt like the team needed experienced shooting, someone who was unafraid to take shots at big moments of games.” Ainge saw Miller as a secondary scorer, someone who could make shots when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were double-teamed.

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