Celtics legend Red Auerbach passed away on October 28, 2006. When the Celtics opened the season four days later, the team wore jerseys adorned with a black shamrock patch dedicated to Auerbach. Paul Pierce said before the game: “It was a great honor for me to even know Red. As we move forward we’ve got to continue to celebrate his legacy.” Today, Pierce’s jersey from that memorable game is displayed at TD Garden.
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