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Report: Bill Russell doing well following heart procedures

Sep 12, 2012, 8:46 AM EDT

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We reported a few days ago that Celtics icon Bill Russell had undergone a couple of heart procedures, which had kept him resting in his Seattle area home rather than attending charity events. We didn’t know much else.

An updated report says Russell is doing well and could be back in Boston for events next month.

Russell’s business manager Stuart Layne spoke with the Celtics (who relayed the info to ESPNBoston.com) and said that Russell is feeling better each day.

Recovery from these things is never easy (and never linear, there are good and bad days) but we hope he is making progress and that we will see him in Boston late next month when the Celtics open their season.

  1. dls612 - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    For what ever reason, seeing Bill Russell always bring Kevin Garnett to mind!

  2. by19 - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Get well & stay well the original eraser..MR.Bill Russell!!!! You aRe just as synonymous as “Red” when I think “Celts”…stay healthy sir!!!

  3. mazblast - Sep 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Even when I hated the Celtics as a kid, Russell was cool. He did his thing, did it well, and didn’t take a lot of sh** from anyone.

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