Celtics to be on ESPN series

Fans of the Boston Celtics will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Green next month as ESPN will air a five-part series entitled "The Association."

A news release from NBA Entertainment says: "While much of the preseason hype focused on the defending champion Lakers and the new look Miami Heat, viewers will see how the Celtics are working to prove that they never should be overlooked."

The series, which starts Dec. 3 before the Celtics face the Chicago Bulls on ESPN, will chronicle the team's season-long journey while also providing some insight into the history of the storied franchise.

The other episodes will air Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 16 and April 15.

Last season the Celtics' archrival was featured on "The Association: Los Angeles Lakers."