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One night, when Rajon Rondo was sitting out, the Celtics point guard watched a replay of his team’s game and focused on the television broadcasters.
“I was pretty fascinated by how good Mike [Gorman] and Tommy [Heinsohn] are,” Rondo said Wednesday night.
Because Rondo sits out of the second game of a back-to-back to rest his surgically repaired right knee, he knew he’d be free March 31, when the Celtics play in just such a game in Chicago against the Bulls.
So he approached Gorman, Comcast SportsNet’s play-by-play commentator during Celtics games, and asked if he could join him.
“He took it from there,” Rondo said.
And so Rondo will join Gorman during the first quarter, with Cedric Maxwell taking over the last three quarters.