After experiencing Danny Ainge second ‘mild’ heart attack in Milwaukee, the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations says he is doing well — even amidst the stressful Kyrie Irving situation.
“I feel great. Yeah, I feel good. It’s an exciting time of year,” Ainge said.
When the incident occurred, Ainge was directed to things that would create stress. One would think that would entail avoiding the Bucks take down of the Celtics in Eastern Conference Semifinals. But Ainge said during his first media availability since the heart attack he couldn’t run away from the stress of the postseason.
“They wanted me to avoid stressful situations, so I recorded the game. But it’s like, that’s more stressful. And so I watched the second game, the first game I didn’t watch because I was under more stress then, I think,” he said. “But I enjoy watching the games and you know, I just got to be in a setting where I’m not screaming and yelling and my veins aren’t sticking out all over my neck.”
Ainge also had to make some long-term changes on his road to recovery, which includes “eating more plants.” (Though, not the kind Bill Walton grows, which Ainge made clear to point out.)
With this being his second heart attack, and there being no signs of the job becoming less strenuous, it would make sense if Ainge somehow adjusted his role in the organization for his own betterment. He’s not interested in that idea — despite the fact he hasn’t been the one orchestrating the draft workouts.
“My role’s not going to change,” he stated. “Yeah, there’s no change.”
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Source: GreenStreet Blog