Wyc Grousbeck Rumors
When Buss began attending the N.B.A.’s Board of Governors meetings for the Lakers in 1995, she was intimidated by some of the glares directed her way. These days, she trades barbs with the best of them. “Jeanie has always had that special spark,” said Wyc Grousbeck, who led a group that bought the Celtics in 2002. “People want her to do well. They’re happy when she succeeds. They know she’s earned it — and I mean the ‘earned it’ part. She’s respected unequivocally among the league, by the owners, by the players. She’s got steel in her veins.”
Stevens finalized a deal to hire Udoka as Boston’s new head coach on June 21st. However, according to league sources, he handled interviews for the head coaching position individually before the final round of interviews. At that point, Boston’s director of player development Alison Feaster was the only member of the team’s front office that was a part of the final round of interviews with Stevens along with co-owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca.
Jared Weiss: Wyc Grousbeck on if Brad Stevens would have remained Celtics coach next season: “Who knows? If he wanted to be, he would be. He was not going to be let go. If he wanted to be the coach, he would be the coach. But he preferred to be President.”
Jared Weiss: Celtics governor Wyc Grousbeck says Brad Stevens’ long-term contract had nothing to do with him moving into the GM role in a 98.5 interview with Felger & Mazz. “It wasn’t a defensive move. It was an offensive move of someone we liked to put him in a position of authority.”