The Naismith Hall of Fame announced Monday that former Celtics great Tom "Satch" Sanders has been elected to the Hall as a contributor by the veteran's committee. Sanders won eight titles in his 13 seasons as a Celtics and has been one of the game's great ambassadors, still a fixture as Celtics games.
"Well, Satch made my life easier, because he got all the tough guys to defend, and I only had to worry about them after he got in foul trouble, if he got in foul trouble," said Heinsohn. "It let me concentrate on what I was good at: Offensive and rebounding. So he took a load off of me. But he was perfectly capable of scoring 20 points a game, also. He was a very good offensive player.
"In the course of things, people try and quantify whether a guy should be in the Hall of Fame, because of his stats. Stats mean nothing, and I think right now, this is proof that he was a winner and he contributed mightily to a winning team and he contributed to the sport big time with his player programs for the NBA."
How about that lace up knee brace? Was that effective at all??