As of this posting, the pre-season is yet to begin and we already have a contender for the feel good Celtics story of the year. Rejoining the Boston Celtics in a unspecified front office role is Leon Powe- a player whose tenacity and hard work differentiated himself as a contributor and won over the Celtics fans.
While is job is not super defined as of right now, one thing is clear; he is there to help.
Celtics have hired Leon Powe into the front office. Position still to be defined. "Whatever Danny wants me to."
The job description reminds me of Keyon Dooling's front office job with the Celtics a few seasons ago. While it could have been described as team liaison or personnel advisor, most often it was described as "Keyon's job." A little bit of everything rolled into one job being handled by a guy everyone trusted and liked. Sounds like the perfect job for Powe.
We don't know exactly how much Powe will help or what he will be doing, but, to fans, the important part might be this: Leon Powe is back with the Boston Celtics and his presence will provide regular reminders that he once dominated the Los Angeles Lakers in a critical NBA Finals game.
During the rebuild, we need to be reminded of that as often as possible.