Wyc Grousbeck Rumors
Grousbeck said the organization will spend much more on the payroll than the team’s ticket revenues. He also added that TD Garden is nearly sold out of season-ticket packages, selling out completely the lower bowl and balcony seats, leaving just club packages available. “We expect it to be a fully sold-out season,” he said. “Thanks to the fans, we can go compete like this. It’s a tribute to the Celtics fans. When we listen to Kyrie saying, ‘There’s no way I’d rather have it than in a Celtics jersey.’ Al said, ‘I came here because of the Celtics’ fans support.’ Kyrie is here because of the tradition and the fans and the coach, Gordon is here [for the same reasons].
Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said today the team’s blockbuster trade for Cavaliers’ guard Kyrie Irving was needed after the 53-win team fell short against Cleveland in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals. “We got bounced pretty hard last year in the playoffs, and then those guys got bounced pretty hard after that,” Grousbeck, referencing the Cavs and Irving losing to the Warriors in the finals, told reporters this morning at the topping off ceremony for the Celtics’ new training facility, the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters in Brighton. “So we didn’t feel we were at the top, we didn’t feel we were where we wanted to be, so that’s what you do when you run a team, you do what you have to do to try to get better.”
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed 10-time NBA All-Star and 19-year veteran Paul Pierce to a contract, enabling him to retire as a member of the organization with which he spent his first 15 NBA seasons. “We’re honored that Paul has chosen to retire as a Celtic. He is among the very best Celtics – a champion on and off the court,” said Celtics governor and managing partner Wyc Grousbeck. “We congratulate Paul on a Hall of Fame career, and look forward to seeing his number raised to the rafters of TD Garden.”
Could Lonzo Ball be a Boston Celtic?? It’s possible … because Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck tells TMZ Sports the team is definitely considering drafting the former UCLA stud with the #1 overall pick. Grousbeck was leaving the NBA Draft lottery in NYC Thursday night when he told us he’s fired up about securing the top spot — “It seems like Celtic pride is going crazy right now!”