The next episode of "The Association" airs tonight at 7pm. It's going to be the episode that features all the Perkins trade reaction. Here are a couple of quotes from the show… courtesy of Chris Forsberg.
DOC RIVERS: “I’ve been in this business a long time and that was the toughest one for me by far; for me and Perk. I don’t know if we looked at it in the basketball terms, I think we looked at it in father-son terms… Our mission hasn’t changed: We are going to win the title. That is what we are in this for. We know it is going to be hard and it’s going to get harder…”
KENDRICK PERKINS: "Kendrick Perkins: “Once I found out it was done, I broke down in tears. It’s just the love. It is a genuine love for each other. I don’t consider these guys as teammates; I consider them as brothers. I don’t consider the coaches as coaches; I consider them as fathers to me. I am just happy to have had the chance to play with Hall of Famers and been a part of the Celtics history.”
When this trade went down, I immediately wanted to see this episode of The Association. I get the feeling it will be a surprising look into the humanity behind the business of basketball. I can't wait.