Mike Zarren Rumors
Washington’s Tommy Sheppard is available. Former Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry, undoubtedly humbled by his racially insensitive remarks and hungry for another chance, is worth a look. Zarren ranks high on everyone’s list.
Members of the Celtics front office read this Sporting News story about players who love Chipotle so much they eat there four times a week, shook their heads, and laughed. “Four times a week?” Mike Zarren, the team’s assistant GM, asks incredulously. “Are you kidding? That’s nothing.”
“There have been weeks,” Zarren says, “where we have eaten lunch there seven straight days.” Ainge will sometimes follow up a Chipotle lunch five or six hours later with dinner at the same Chipotle. “I have to admit, there are days I eat there twice,” Ainge says. “I just like Chipotle.”
“We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do something significant this summer,” said Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren. “There’s going to be a lot of good free agents. We could move up in the draft. We’ve got assets of every kind that other teams like. It’s too early to really know what’s going to happen — the lottery hasn’t even happened yet — but we’ll be very, very active in all phases of front office work this summer.”
“There’s a lot of teams that are going to be active this summer, so that makes for a more liquid trade market for us,” said Zarren. Asked if said organizations will be more active than we usually see, Zarren nodded. “I think so,” he said. “I think there’s just a lot of teams in the middle in the NBA right now, and they all sort of feel like they need to do something. That will create more opportunities for us, because we’ve got as many assets as any other team, if not more.”