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On this day: former Celtic Dana Barros signed; Al Brightman born

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A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Barros attended his hometown Boston College before being selected16th overall in the 1989 NBA draft by the Seattle Supersonics, for whom he would play a total of four seasons.

The Massachusetts native played two seasons for the Sixers – making the All-Star team in 1995 – before he left the team in free agency for his hometown club.

Barros returned to Boston for that final season in 2003-04 after first rejoining the club as an assistant coach, retiring a second time as a player for the Celtics for a single game that season in 2004.

He averaged 10.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game as a Celtic.

A product of the University of Charleston, the Californian joined the team in its inaugural season of existence in the Basketball Association of America, playing 58 games for the team.

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