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Reggie Miller Comeback Not Happening

Bob Kravitz reports that Reggie Miller will not join the Celtics this year.

"That's it,'' he said by telephone from his home in Malibu, Calif. "Physically, I know I could have done it. But mentally, when you do something like this, you've either got to be all in or all out. And I've decided I'm all out.

"Earlier today (Thursday), I was ready to come back. I was going to do it. But then I flew back here, I thought about it, I talked to a lot of people, and honestly, most people told me I should come back. Charles (Barkley), Mark (Jackson), Doug (Collins), they all said I should do it. And when I was back in Indy this week for the Peyton (Manning charity bowling event), people on the streets, they'd tell me to do it.

"But as the day went on, I just realized I wasn't ready mentally to put myself through the grind again.''
I was fine with Reggie rolling out in green for the C's, but I know there are some Pacer faithful that will be happy to know #31 will continue to hang in the rafters at Conseco to commemorate THE Indiana Pacer, without a career footnote. Maybe Reggie's latest trip to Indy recalibrated his mindset. Plus, now he can make a few Hamilton SE football games again this year. Looking forward to seeing you around town, Reg!