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1989

Dec. 11, 1989
Bird was still showing the effects of surgery he had to remove spurs in both heels, and the aging Celtics were feeling his pain. "Right now I'm struggling," he said. "Everything's new, everything's different. I've got to admit I'm not comfortable." Coach Jimmy Rodgers had installed a new system the previous season, most of which Bird missed, and there were rumors of strife between the two as Rodgers tried to get younger players involved.

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