Saric's dad shares story of emotional goodbye between Dario and Brett Brown

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Saric's dad shares story of emotional goodbye between Dario and Brett Brown originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com

It's getting really dusty in here.

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Dario Saric is on his way to Minnesota as part of the Jimmy Butler trade and Dario's father, Predrag, gave us a look at what happened behind the scenes as he departed. 

It's easy to look at this trade from an on-the-court standpoint, but there's a huge human element here with Dario. The way the city embraced The Process, and Saric's role in that process, made him an instant fan-favorite. The discussions about whether or not he would come over, and then when he did, his personality when he got here, fostered the bond between Saric and the fans. We all saw his effort on the court and the twinkle in Brett Brown's accent when he spoke about him in his press conferences.

It comes as no surprise that tears were shed as this four-year bond came to an end.

Like other well-liked players who have left Philadelphia, we're looking forward to when Saric and the Timberwolves will return to The Center on Jan. 15, for what we expect will be a hero's welcome for a guy who meant so much to a team and a city as anyone could in the span of four years. 

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