Green Gang a Hit with Celtics Fans
Sports reporters today try to be fair, but that was not the way for Boston Herald beat reporter Edward Gillooly. An unabashed Celtics fan, Gillooly helped organize the Green Gang fan club after he retired from the Herald. The club met at former player Satch Sanders’ restaurant to watch games and hear from special guests like Don Nelson and Jan Volk. In the 1990s, Green Gang became the “official” fan club of the Celtics and picked up a corporate sponsor in the NYNEX Yellow Pages. The club met eight times a season and would have at least two players or coaches at every meeting.
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