“I hate to just keep banging on the NFL, but the saturation was a symptom of a bigger problem,” he said. “That’s when I said that pigs get fat, because you see how they handle controversy. They don’t know what to do, and the players can’t really deal with it. Here our players have a big enough voice that if we screw up, our players correct us. Whether it’s (Brad (Stevens), whether it’s Danny (Ainge), whether it’s (Al) Horford, whether it’s Kyrie (Irving) — they all have voices. They can say what’s on their mind, and that has a bigger impact on how fans respond than what (commissioner) Adam Silver says or what I say or what Wyc (Grousbeck, the Celtics co-owner) says. That’s a huge thing.
May 22, 2018 | 11:04 pm EDT Update
Vincent Ellis: Also, it’s highly likely Dwane Casey will be a candidate for the coaching opening … as soon as they fill the president of basketball ops post. Time frame for president spot? Sometime around the first week of June.
May 22, 2018 | 8:39 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Suns have brought former Knicks coach Mike Woodson to Phoenix to discuss joining new coach Igor Kokoskov’s staff as top assistant, league sources say. @Gambo987 said on his radio show today that the decision has already been made to hire Woodson