The words first jumped off the bio page nearly four years ago when the Celtics were preparing for the draft. They worked out a number of players and were looking to make a score with the No.?5 pick.

Jeff Green out of Georgetown was a candidate, so the checking began. And there it was among his personal information.

High school: Northwestern — Hyattsville, Md.

The line likely will bring a chill to anyone who was around the Celtics in June 1986. It's the same high school Len Bias attended.

The club and its fans took a crash course in all things Bias after the C's drafted him and he died of cocaine intoxication two days later.

Green, acquired by the Celts last Thursday from Oklahoma City, understands the connection and why it might be a bit eerie for some.

He ended up being drafted by the Celts back in 2007 but never really was a Celtic. The forward was a key part of a prearranged trade that brought Ray Allen to Boston along with fellow draftee Glen Davis for Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak and a second-round pick.