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Among all the new faces coming and going from the Boston Celtics organization this season, you can add longtime strength coach Bryan Doo to the outgoing list as of today.


Doo, who announced his departure today on Instagram, has been with the team since August of 2003, one of Danny Ainge's first hires. Doo would faithfully serve the organization for nearly a decade and a half, forming close bonds with many of the players, most notably Kevin Garnett. Said Doo of his departure (via his IG account):

"Just wanted to thank [Celtics] for 15 amazing years (14 seasons)!!! I know [...] I poured my heart and soul into every player that walked through the door to try ro make them the best they could be. What an amazing organization and am so proud to have worked for them! Excited to move on to my various "gigs" around Boston and be around to watch my 5 children grow. Bitter sweet leaving, as I can't wait to see how good these young players (so professional and hungry) become and how successful the organization is going to continue to be. Like the quote I put on the wall behind me. "What hurts more the pain of hard work or the pain of regret?" I endured the hard work and have no pain because I have no regret!"

Doo has been a crucial part of Boston's successes over the years, and will be sorely missed. He earned his bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and a Master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with certification via the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and will presumptively be focusing on his own company,  VO2 breathe, LLC, which uses technology and training together to achieve optimal results for athletes.

Fare thee well, sir - your contributions will not be forgotten.


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Image: Brian Doo
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Justin Quinn 7/14/2017 04:55:00 PM Edit
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