Wyc Grousbeck Rumors

Jaylen Brown has made his fellow Celtics proud, including head coach Brad Stevens and owner Wyc Grousbeck. On Saturday, Grousbeck talked to WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche about the “special person” Brown is. “Since day one when I met Jaylen, back in (2015), it was so obvious that he’s just special – a special person with special character,” Grousbeck told Roche. “He has educated me, to be perfectly honest. I’ve spent time talking with him and a couple other players in-depth over the last few days because I’ve realized I have a lot to learn, that I thought I knew and I didn’t know, just to be honest.”
Grousbeck is confident that the NBA will return at some point, but says it will only happen when it’s safe for all the players involved. “We’ll see another season for sure, you can count on that. We’re trying, and talking in private among the league. The general mood I have is optimistic,” he said. “We have to be focused, we have to be safe. But as the country unlocks, I think pro sports will follow shortly after that.”
Storyline: Season Suspension
It was a worrisome time for the Celtics, who were put into self-quarantine when they arrived back to Boston from their trip to Milwaukee, but they had all the confidence in the world that Smart would beat COVID-19. He is, after all, Marcus Smart, Boston’s defensive bulldog who doesn’t back down from anything. “Marcus is just a great guy with a huge heart. I think COVID took a look at him and said ‘to heck with it,’” Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joked during an interview with WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche. “He’s so strong. Not to make a joke of it, but we’re glad he’s back and he’s fine. Everyone is working out and shooting baskets and hopefully we can unlock basketball soon enough.”
Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck has donated $1 million toward local efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, according to The Boston Globe. The report detailed the efforts being made by scientists at Mass General Hospital and Mass. Eye and Ear to try to protect people from the disease. Grousbeck is no stranger to the local medical industry, as he is the chairman of the board for Mass. Eye and Ear, where the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center is named after him.
Storyline: Coronavirus
“My wife and I wanted to do something to fight COVID-19, and we have total faith in [director of the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center Luk Vandenberghe] and the quality of his team,” Grousbeck told the Globe. “We will need several vaccines to succeed to cure the world, and we’re trying to cure the world here.” “This is a major priority of the institution,” Vandenberghe told the Globe. “We’re trying to move as fast as possible.”
“I’m hopeful,” Grousbeck told the guys when asked about the league resuming play. “We’re on literally almost daily different committee calls and league-wide calls and the tone — or the substance — of the meetings is safety first. And that’s not just a buzzword or phrase, it’s exactly how Adam [Silver] and all the owners feel; We gotta make sure it’s safe, so that’s gonna mean testing and everything else. But when it’s safe, we’re going to go ahead. I’m not predicting when, but the idea is to try to do something when safety is assured.”
Storyline: Season Suspension
When asked about Las Vegas, which has been one of the more popular suggestions among both players and media, Grousbeck once again said he didn’t know about those players because, again, nothing has been decided from Silver and the league’s executive committee. “It’s a fair question,” said Grousbeck. “The fact is that Adam has said we won’t make any decisions, under any circumstances, until May 1st. But it could be, who knows, June 1st or July 1st before a decision is made either to go or no-go. If I knew more, I would have to say I know more but I can’t comment, but I don’t know more.”