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Friday, September 09, 2005

Red, get well soon...

BOSTON (AP) Boston Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach was alert and comfortable after being hospitalized earlier this week for an unspecified ailment, a team spokesman said Friday.
The 87-year-old coaching great has been in and out of the hospital over the past month for tests and a successful surgical procedure, Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said. He was readmitted for an unspecified problem within the last 10 days.
``He is talking and in general much more comfortable,'' Twiss said Friday. ``Each day we see improvement.''
Auerbach, the team's president and former coach, was being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Washington, where he lives.
In a statement posted on the Celtics' Web site, his family expressed ``their deepest appreciation for the concern pertaining to the health of their father. Red has been under the weather at times recently and he has taken steps with his doctor to return to feeling better.''
Auerbach, who turns 88 on Sept. 20, has two daughters, Nancy and Randy. Auerbach's wife, Dorothy, died in 2000.
A woman who answered the telephone at Auerbach's home referred all questions to Twiss.


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