Mike Zarren Rumors
The Celtics are also paying attention to Marcus Morris’ aggravated assault trial. Assistant general manager Mike Zarren recently spent time in Phoenix to watch some of the proceedings. “We’ll just wait like everyone else to see what happens there, but we feel good about what will happen,” Ainge said. “At the same time we understand what possibilities exist, but we’ve been keeping close tabs on the trial.”
Sources told ESPN that the Hawks have conducted interviews with both Sheppard and Schlenk this week and continue to have interest in ESPN television analyst Chauncey Billups as well as Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren as they search for a new lead voice for basketball operations.
Most execs watch home games from a nervous perch in the tunnel, in the dark recesses of the video room or in their office, but Mike Zarren attends them with his dad, Celtics pin on his lapel. He flirted with the opening in Philadelphia in 2013 and has received several nibbles from other teams. He’ll undoubtedly continue to appear on short lists, but he’s likely to be selective in pursuit of his next opportunity.