Countdown: 43 Days Left 'Til the Regular Season

Well, the United States won Gold at FIBA without Rondo, and the Celtics appear to be done with roster moves until training camp. So, what is there to think about until the start of the season? Brian Scalabrine.

The big red head who we've all grown to know and love will not be suiting up in green and white next year. This is a thought that I just can not come to terms with. However, he may literally be suiting up for the team if the C's offer him a spot as an assistant coach or another position in the organization.

Scal still loves to play ball, but I can only assume he doesn't want to leave Boston, the city which loves him as much as he loves it. I can only imagine the moral dilemma he's going through. To me, it only seems right for Danny to at least offer him a spot with the team in some form.

Another name to keep your ears open for is Tony Gaffney. He's been working his tail off in hopes of making the roster. Gaffney not only was on the roster late last year, but practiced with the first team late in the season due to injuries and rest time.

Check out Jay King's article on Celtics Town ( for more information on the UMass alumni and his efforts this offseason.

Now that the NFL season has started, the off-season has become slightly more bearable. However, I don't see those 43 days passing very quickly at all. I don't think I've ever looked forward to a training camp this much.