26 Burst results for "Danny Ainge"
"danny ainge" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Listen he made him competitive and most of them when we thought they were done at a point. He had some help from his good friend, Kevin McHale to get him to get him back on track there and get get you know the last Banner but and after that he found a way right I mean find a way Brad Stevens. Did a great job the first you know, five six years. So my steam said we'd be happy to have a feather in the cap that they went to the Conference Finals three times. Yeah you know whatever it was like but I'm a Danny Ainge van. I am, I know I'm not supposed to say that but I've done your relationship with him over the last fifteen years, I can say it. And I you know, I've never, I was so pleased to know he remembered that that that we didn't know what's going to happen at the day off. Specific day, the day he was activated as a Celtic in night after he begat next extricated from the Blue Jays and they had one that said not, they didn't win the trial. They had a settlement with the Blue Jays after losing the trial. Anyway, we had lunch down the street at Causeway Street and and then they're in the afternoon. He got a milli after when he was activated and he got in the game that night. I remember one of the they kicked. Somebody's ass he got in some garbage time. Anyway to me it's a wonderful career to wonderful, career know I think it's been a success and you think that you know that they they they had a chance to win three, definite o9kg got hurt right. That was the end of that. And then in ten it's one of my thoughts occurring nightmares, they're up three and and three possessions totally 94. Seconds of the fourth quarter. They went down six and Derek Fisher. Hit him with a 3 to start it and and that's you know that's wage. Perkins didn't play game, 7 and Rasheed Wallace. They need a one game out of that. I won't say it, but get them downloaded and you didn't get.
"danny ainge" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"You had as you mentioned that historic losing streak in those six. Oh seven and then the next year you make the deal. You get ray allen you get kevin garnett and you win a championship. Top that off with him pulling off one of the great heists in nba trade history dealing pierce and garnett and getting the draft picks that turned into the players. The celtics have today specifically tatum and brown. I mean you can nitpick some of the things he does. And i've done it like i've i would have pulled the trigger on a couple of different things i mean i would've turner doug mcdermott the gordon hayward stuff like you can nitpick some things but overall man. You can't argue with danny's legacy it's right up there with all the great celtics executives of the last fifty sixty years. He has done a tremendous job with this with this franchise. That's just how i kind of see it. I see it exactly the same way obviously. I'm biased. he's a friend of mine. We worked together for a decade and had a lot of success. And based on that success. I got the job and phoenix with the sun. So i think the hardest thing to do in sports. Chris or in any industry is to be consistently good and a borderline excellent year in year. Out as you know the patriots have done that. But it's rare. I mean it's it's really rare and really hard to do. You know everybody can have a good year here and there we spike. They put a lot toward you know. Having the team really hit one year. But but it's hard to maintain that level. And that sort as i look at that time period almost over two decades Six eastern conference finals to nba finals the championship. In oh eight it. Look at it a different way. Only two guys in the league who were hall of famers have had that job longer than danny ainge had at boston. That's pat riley in miami and gregg popovich in san antonio so there's a reason that those have been arguably the most successful franchises those three the celtics spurs and heat over the last two decades and the biggest reason for that. The main reason for that is danny ainge. Yeah i mean i agree. Whatever he does next by the way. I do think there's something coming next. I don't know what he's going to do. But the celtics used the word retired in their press. Release for danny ainge yougottobelieve. He's retired. yeah maybe he goes back to utah. Goes back to southern california. Sp- take some time off. But there's a next step for danny ainge. I believe do you. do you think. Do you agree. I dunno chris. I haven't talked to him yet in the short term..
"danny ainge" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"See it that way were you know with shamrock colored glasses. Let's do whatever we can to help the celtics. I don't care if he has a ten year deal. Why don't we just let them go to boston. And then destabilizer franchise so these things are real. Look it's a competitive business. You know i. I don't know what clay bennett would have. Said if we across. Back and steve pagliuca called or if they tried to back channel. I have no idea. I'm just telling you the way i think. The process went for the celtics. And why they did not do or seemingly did not do with prestige. They had a guy they like. They want to give them a shot. They realize if they slide him over from head coach to president of baseball operations they can retain relative stability with mike. Seren austin and others in the front office helping. Brad grow on the job. So that's what they decided to do. And like you said. This decision was not made after the loss in game five last night. This is a multi month process that You know according some of the reports i read today started right after the trade deadline in late march. And then you know was was solidified. A finalized early this afternoon. When they had the press conference down might have even been earlier. I asked whic at the press conference you know like when asking him about kind of doing a national search he said that his conversations with brad start around them but he got a feeling that brad and danny had discussed it a lot earlier than when he originally discussed it. So yeah i mean. I have a time ever criticizing brad stevens. I've been one of his staunchest defenders even through all the problems of the last couple of years. He is again. Brilliant basketball mind. Says that job. If you have a chance to at least try to go get that. I i think you had to make an effort a couple last things. He's got to hire a coach now. Any thoughts on. What kind of coach makes sense for the celtics now that they're going to interview internal candidates in boston. They've got some good ones. they're j-league league has been interviewed for head. Coaching job by multiple teams in the past. Scott morrison is excellent. He coached the main formerly known as red clause for several years up there before becoming an assistant coach under brad. Jerome allan s head coach. The college ranks has a good reputation among others on that staff and after they get through that then then they're going to look outside the organization offer. Email you up with brooklyn as a strong candidate. Adoga comes from the spur system coached in philadelphia. Brett brown has worked for the nets. Now working for the nets under steve. Nash think he's a fine candidate for that job. But any sense about or any any thoughts. On what kind of coach makes sense to work for. Brad stevens and coach this roster. I think you hit the nail. On the head. Chris with them starting internally. I honestly think that would probably be a tougher sell to ownership than hiring somebody externally. I think the perception or not would be wait. A minute now is brad stevens going to be the president of basque operations but also have his hand influence with one of his assistants being promoted to the head share..
"danny ainge" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Quickly shifted toward the two hats model. So to speak where you're a gm and the head coach and then shifted away from it. Said that's too much for one guy to do as celtics owners because in the press conference today. These jobs individually take up about one hundred hours a week for each guy so there aren't two hundred dollars in the week chris. Which makes it virtually impossible to do both jobs at a high level. I don't think anyone should ever hold both jobs. Get the maybe. The only exception might be our explosive in miami if pat pat riley quits. I could see supposed to happen. The bandwidth to do both jobs meanings involved in the day to day as you know as it is anyway. They got like a three man band there in miami. That is involved in the decision making trees so i could see spoelstra assuming a larger role in keeping eddie ellsberg and some of the guys but this is an erik. Spoelstra pasta podcast. We'll save conversation for different day. I i don't blame brad stevens for wanting this brad. Stevens can always go back to being an nba coach. He could always go back to being a college coach. The shying is off him. Despite the fact the celtics kind of iraqi last three years for various different reasons if he was a coaching free agent today and i think you would agree half a dozen teams. It'd be lined up to try to hire him. There's a lot of respect for brad. Stevens league wide. But it's been a bit of a grind ryan over the last few years for brad stevens. Yeah the two thousand eighteen nineteen season which was kyrie's last year which was a complete disaster in every possible way. That was a title contender coming into the season that completely unraveled and got smoked in the second round then comes last season a better season chemistry wise. But you have to into the bubble and you go through that stress and then comes this season which had myriad challenges that brad stevens that deal with it and ends with the first round whipping at the hands of brooklyn. So i can see brad stevens mind like all right well. This opportunity is going to present itself. Why not push for it. Why not try to jump on. This job doesn't work out. I'll either get take by coaching job back in boston. As we kind of saw dr that in a way like went from just the winter jobs into one with the clippers. Not to say brad would necessarily do that. But it's possible Or i go somewhere else and coach you know in a different location. Nba coaches most coaches wind up in multiple spots in their career. So i don't. I don't fault brad stevens for pushing for this. This is where. I kinda take out the stick because i don't love that. Ownership did not open this up after the season and start looking for somebody different or lease cast a net. And you know what. Forget a net right. I'm talking about one guy. I'm talking about sacristy. I don't i don't understand why there was not an aggressive push to get sampras prestige. I mean you know. Sam from the boston area played. I played high school basketball and conquered played. College basketball at emerson loves everything about boston..
"danny ainge" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Those guys value stability they value continuity they obviously value. Brad's basketball acumen. If you look at their history chris they have supported. People are their top executives and head coach in particular during difficult times. I go back to two thousand six or seven. That season. When i was celtics from office and i think we lost eighteen games in a row Longest losing streak. In the of the franchise danny was allegedly on the hot seat. A doc rivers getting booed every night during starting lineups the owner stood behind danny and and the rest of us and we had a great run after that after the trades for ray allen and kevin garnett that offseason no seven. I bring it up because when there's smoke there's fire a lot of these franchises here. This is going to be fired. This coach is going to be fired and then most of the time it does happen. The celtics ownership operates a little bit differently than that. And i think this is them are going to brad stevens saying look. We trust your basketball acumen. We trust your judgment more than anything. We trust your leadership. And we want you to be part of this organization and now brad has the ability to really put his imprint on this franchise in a different way which obviously starts with hiring a new head coach. What do i mean you've done the job as a top executive is there. I know you haven't been an nba head coach. But is there a different temperament. That's needed different skill set. that's needed. You mentioned the basketball acumen. I agree brad stevens. One of the smartest basketball minds. I've come across in all my years of covering the nba. But it's a different job like knowing how to draw up a brilliant play in a time out is a lot different than kind of differentiating between two turkish forwards or whatever that are are available in the second round of the draft. I mean what what is he in for. What kind of adjustment is he for. Taking over that role. I didn't expect a semi burden russia to come up on this. You know talking about two turkish pigs. Chris but that's a different story for different. I there are different jobs and they should be different jobs. I really like and agree with what wick row spek said in the press conference today. Is that in boston. Celtics ownership views. Those two jobs separately. You have the president of basque opperations the head coach over here And the Excuse me over here and the head coach over here. They're different things. We've seen franchises differently. That was the trend for a while. Whether it's doc rivers in. La with the clippers. When he left us all ticks or in minnesota. Tom sibito stan. Van gundy in detroit. The results were mixed. I think at best. Chris and what everybody realized i think including the guys who actually did those jobs rivers. Tiptoe van gundy. It's much for one person to do especially in the nba today. So so good for the celtics ownership and for stevens for separating those as a head coach your concentrated on. What do i do today to get my team. Ready to play tonight or tomorrow short term mentality which you need to have as a coach as an executive you need to balance the short and long-term. Obviously you're concerned about your team on the court but you're also looking ahead to the draft and then free agency and then planning years ahead so they're two different jobs with two different mindsets and that's why i think..
"danny ainge" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Relationships can subscribe for the best weekly nba content. These two are capable of. What does that mean could be. The best duo. I don't see how you can beat that. They are mannix. And howard that big news in the boston area on wednesday danny aines stepping down as the celtics president of basketball operations after eighteen years on the job there brad stevens said coach has been tapped to replace him and a coaching search will begin in boston immediately. Lot of layers to peel back on this no better person to peel them back with ryan mcdonagh. The former celtics assistant general manager he worked with danny ainge for ten years does daily podcast. Now as well with odyssey ryan. What's up man. Thanks for joining me. Chris always great to beyond with you and eventful day in new england. I wish it would start a little later. Because i was on my first coffee in the morning when the news broke out here on the west coast but Certainly something that. It wasn't a complete shock with danny ainge stepping down today. But i think everything else that went into it especially with the brad stevens promotion or changing roles. It was a wild day in new england. And i'm sure we'll continue to talk about and coaching search for for a while here going forward so let's peel back a few of these layers one at a time. You said not a huge shock. And i agree with you. This says ben in the water supply for few months. Now me anyway talk danny ainge has been the talk of nba executive text messages or phone calls that you have with people all the time. There was an expectation that he would be out on his own accord at the end of the season. So i guess your reaction having worked with him to him stepping down and his explanation as to why stepped down which included issues with his health. I think it all makes sense chris. I was in the celtics front office from two thousand and three to two thousand thirteen. A little bit over a decade danny ainge has actually hired a few months. After i was i was one of the first hired by wick grass back and steve pagliuca after they bought the team and entry level guy in the video room on the scouting side and then danny ainge hired about three months. Later we developed a great relationship right away worked together offer a decade. And i bring that up just because to do that job for eighteen years chris especially in that market. It's grind. it really is the obviously. The team had a lot of success. There one of the most successful franchises in the league over that time period Last six years. I was there. We went to the place every year. Three conference finals to nba finals in two thousand eight. Two thousand ten and then the championship in. Oh eight They've since gone to three more eastern conference finals. And i bring that up because the job was always hard..
Celtics' Brad Stevens Leaves Coaching to Replace Retiring Danny Ainge
"The departure retirement of an all time great Kenny Age who won championships as a player and won a championship as a head of basketball unprecedented in Celtics history, where the truly finest people I've ever met in my life that was Celtics governor and CEO, which grows back today is the team announced the retirement of Danny Ainge in the promotion of Brad Stevens from head coach to the president of basketball operations. James told the media today he'll now have the opportunity to spend time with his family. This is a good day for me and for my family. My Children talked with them through all of this process, and we're excited for you know the opportunities that I have to spend more time with them and not be a stressed the team said their search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Brian Antonelli, WBZ
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"Yeah, that was that was a steal for Orlando for Lando and they've been milking it ever since but again a zero to show for which is never router which has never won a playoff series and he deserves to and I think we like for all the the Doom and Gloom that we've that we've dropped the last however long we've been talking that's not move that couch which is a movie like, okay, like now now we're in business. Now you're talking about a self esteem that is in the conversation with Philly Brooklyn and Milwaukee and out again a dog. DayQuil do other teams have more to offer if we're Lando is going to actually part with Rouge but like that that's that that's the move for me. That's still and I guess Harrison Barnes would be okay like at Los that's at least for this year step forward. But which is the one that's that's the franchise altering move in my opinion. And what's your what price are you willing to to hit for average? If your boss only I think he's the only guy on the market right now that I give up Rob for yes. I mean Rob spray a must and he's doing it at the right time. But if he's kind of get moved cuz man like the number is putting up in the way just the eye test or the numbers. It's it's beautiful to watch Rob right now. And if you could ever it'd be it'd be a cool fit. I think down there with the athleticism. Yeah, I could be a fun a fun crew. So yeah, I think I would probably do it and I and I and I said this before I don't think I move Rob for for even Jeremy Grant but for for foods I do that and then I don't know at that point whatever else you want right dead. Well, I mean, I'm not giving up Marcus Smart. That's my question. Are you giving Rob? I think Rob smart and some draft Capital has to get Orlando being like, okay like South, at least but whether the Celtics are going to go there is a whole another question think so. Yeah, but I mean smart situation. It's he's not going anywhere now but this offseason, I mean, I think it's fair to guess like Kemba future is in more question than smart right now. Just given birth what smarts being a life-time Celtic and how much everyone in the organization loves and not that they don't with can't but just and he's also making, you know forty percent of what campus making which is a bigger Factor home, but it'll be curious to see with you know his deal with us come up in another year and how in just that whole fit with the Jays and his boss fourth-quarter decision-making if that's like going to eventually come to a head at some point. Yeah and one hand like you can so the the the decision-making down and and where that we mean the shot selection, right? Cuz cuz I'm on the other hand. If you look at Campbell verse verse Market st. Marcus does a little bit more of what the Jays don't or Doge. Is want to do first Kemper, right? Yeah, just just as defensive presence. We're right. So campus in offensive asset Marcus is a defensive asset at times can be a Plus on offense also can be a major negative at times but I just think like if you could ever I think if you got in a situation where the Celtics were, right,.
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"You talk about just a death. I felt that especially when when we got the news that PJ Tucker, you know landed in Milwaukee. Yep. Yep. I guess you think about like what that Edition does to that team-first what it would do to the Celtics. And and you see I just think that the Celtics would be counting on PJ Tucker a lot more than the Bucks would write a key is he's another piece to a very solid veteran, you know, whether whether he's starting or the bench solid frontcourt just to sell a team where like I think that if itself is required required PJ Tucker, they just be expecting a lot more like he's like two or three rungs. I feel like lower on a chart in Milwaukee. Then you would be in Boston was just shows the difference between, you know, a contender a legitimate Contender and kind of I mean a pretender, I think at this point yes bank and you mean you just look at all you look at the Celtics performance against League teams around the league and I think that magnifies a clear this year their own eight against top five teams. That's um, and they've been competitive in those games. But if you look at them and the whole especially these last two games the Jazz, sorry, sorry went against what was again. So the top five teams in the league right now. So Lakers dead, Jazz Nets Sixers and I'm forgetting one more whoever's in that cuz I have the one we went against Milwaukee. Yeah, so they're in the top Phoenix is the page. Yeah. So because the other ones they lost out there. So those are like, hey that's surprising that also the top five teams are now first of all, but second of all you look at and again, it's a lot of those games were they were super shorthanded. You really can't, you know gauge fully but in these last against the the Nets and the Jazz, like what was the biggest difference in those games? Hey the Celtics fell apart down the stretch in the fourth in the near the worst fourth-quarter team in the league..
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"About it all today. How you doing? I want to start with this. So we're doing this on Thursday afternoon ish. Danny Ainge had his weekly conversation with touch with Rich this morning, but you also had any intrusive this week on MassLive. Very cool. What was what's your biggest takeaway right now about about Danny State of Mind. Yeah, I mean, I think the biggest thing from the interview is which is makes plenty of sense has Danny Ainge in this foreign office. They're they're focused on the big picture right now more than anything else and I think they're frustrated by what's going on with this season with the inconsistency that they've gotten from pretty much everyone on the roster outside of brown and tan in in those guys to a degree in in recent times, but I think everyone knows, you know, the gravity situation of like they have this swing and they have you know limitations job in terms of what else they can do. Once they take a big swing with the TP and so trying to balance that trying to add a player to a core not just for the now but more for a guy that they can know that's going to be able to be there long-term and fit into the budget long-term here with with Tatum and brown. I think that is again what they're looking for and finding dead. That fit out there is seems to be a challenge. And and again it's it's a week till the trade deadline. A lot of action really doesn't happen all the time until you get here until teams lower. Their asking prices are just getting more realistic about you know, what they want to do but I think that's the thing Rich right now is that like that waiting game is is too often especially as the team as you mentioned is, you know kind of stuck in neutral as far as the season goes. Yeah, I think from a Celtics fan perspective. You just want to know how much the care right? Like, I know, you know you wish you could just fax it to next Thursday when when you know, the trade deadline is past you want to know how much you're going to invest in this season right now because right now if if they don't find some in it's funny that you say you focus on the big picture because you know, I think in many ways like the bulb the smaller picture is the big picture because what they do this this season is going to dictate in many ways what they can do in the future maybe what happens with Tatum and and guys like that song But I don't know it's just frustrating that that that's really what it comes down to you. Wish you could get the next Thursday because you know this team as it is right now, they're just they're just not good enough and I know we get everyone could freaking wage but you know, Utah loss was a little bit more respectable going to Cleveland and getting they were embarrassed or part of it. They almost old at the end but losing to that team, you know on one hand. It's nice certainly not the color but the that anyone expected from the Celtics, but when you look at the rosters and especially when and again when Kemp is not there especially game where you know at towards the end of the day is kind of took over but you know before that they were just kind of loafing through the game a little bit. I thought like it's just nice surprise when you see that that simulates playing 20 minutes a game that Jeff Teague is still playing 15 minutes a game. You know, that's just not printing basketball. I don't care which team you're playing right and you look at the The moves that are made at the beginning of the year of like Tristan Thompson, like that's a win-now signing Jeff Teague. That's a guy that you you hoped..
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"I like how Danny Ainge draft a sharpshooter and got like Tony Allen took like four Brad like who's going to stay the rotation? I don't know man three Bigs like that's yeah, that's where you start right there. If you're guaranteed you just take care of that problem for him and be like, okay, we need to trade one of these pigs to take care of the issue. That's what I that's what I think you should do because I think like I mean for either one of those big like either you can either trade like Tristan Thompson and you know, like a have like some salary matching or you can trade Daniel and then you've got like, you know, I don't think you'd want to say something really good. But like that's the thing Daniel theis has been pretty good. Like I think he would have some actual trade value if you found the right team so like Nesmith probably should get some minutes cuz I think there's a lot of potential there like, you know, the sharpshooting is going to come around and when that does like, you know, all the hustle stuff will hopefully stay. Yeah like Romeo Langford. It's coming back at some point like he played pretty well at you know during stretches log. You're like you might have to get into the rotation to like I don't envy Brad like Brad's brass going to have a like like, you know, Danny Danny taking the fall was nice because I think you know pres going to have some tough decisions came up here set up for him a little bit by Danny. I think maybe the other move for today to make is just removing maybe Jeff Teague from the roster cuz it's clear like that's when it Brad's guys like he clearly loved take from you know, going back to their college days and it's probably hard cuz it's like yeah, you you you want to see this guy succeed and Beyond hitting open 3-point shots. It's just not it's just not there for me more often. Yeah. I feel like you know things must really be bad with Jeff Teague because he's gotten so many DMP CDs like for Brad, I not play him. It has to be pretty bad because I'm sure Brad would love to be giving him a bath right now. It's it's 28% shooting from to Point Reyes bad for for Jeff Teague right now, which is it has to be close to one of the worst numbers in the league..
Danny Ainge Optimistic That Boston Celtics Will Play Friday
"After having their previous three games postponed due to team White Corona virus outbreak. The NBA has had a total of eight games postpone since Sunday, but two more this weekend potentially being pushed back as well. One local team in action on the MBA calendar tonight It's the Warriors on the road at the
Have the 'Bad Boys' Pistons been overlooked in NBA history?
"Had a great relationship that you're going to bring some of the stuff that you when you cover the bad boys the Pistons. Yes, your relationship. Someone will break horn and those guys in that area some new insight because now we're especially with the day of covet we're supposed to live through the past and you know the big dance the last dance with with Michael was such a huge thing that happened. The Pistons were right in the middle or at the end of the beginning or the ending of where Michael started. Yeah. Yeah, and and and for me, you know, I I was around that team at a time when they took the Pinnacle of NBA greatness. And so there are lots of stories that you know, I have stored away. I mean like when I was there when they won the title in 2004 would rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups and all those guys and they were little things that they did that people didn't realize played a role in winning a title things like Larry Brown, for example, the first play of every single game if they went to jail ball was get that damn ball to Ben Wallace and let him go to work because big fella knew he wasn't touching the rock much at all if at all after that, so they made a point of getting him the ball first possession every single time. They got the ball in office and they just cleared out and let him go to work and if he scored great if he didn't we gave you a shot. It's little things like that that helped them build team. Chemistry and bonding and Trust knowing that hey going to get you twenty-five Thirty points, but if you don't do the big fella bone and you going to get you 15 Reba, I don't know any other brothers often times. I can think of that had developed that kind of chemistry and I was on the championship teams. We liked each other but with those pills like those dudes would suck blood brothers. Like, you know, it's like the way they think the way they perform it was like bad boys in the years that bad boys for life like that movie that's just seemed like the way they were
Celtics Training Camp May Kick Off Without Gordon Hayward As He Leaves Boston for Charlotte
"Camp camp for for the the Boston Boston Celtics. Celtics. But many are still talking about the teams off season with the opt out of Gordon Hayward, followed by the sign and trade with the Charlotte Hornets. And although there were many rumors about trades the Celtics could have made President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said today he won't discuss player names, but there were trade discussions. But I'm just saying that, you know, we did have a discussion with Indiana not gonna go into the details. And we knew what the risks were, and we knew what all the options we could do. Signing grades with Indiana with Charlotte, and we thought that any one of those options were good like number One option was getting Gordon to come back and the Red Sox
"danny ainge" Discussed on Celtics Beat
"I mean Jalen, you know, I think it's fair to like he's a worker like, you know, he's going to keep working and working and working the levels that he's already jumped it like are impressive and to me they almost Suggest like, you know, certainly I'm sure he's going to try to go up another level but it's like how much more can you like realistically ask from a guy like he went from you know, like a a bench player to an All-Star game just purely off, you know are like a close 2 and close to an All-Star at least just by working his tail off. So I mean like sure he might take another leap up. But if he doesn't I think it's worth remembering that like this guy has this guy had gotten himself to to quite a quite an impressive level already. I'm with you on say time though. I mean, I think like, you know, you're talking top five and a few years and I don't think that's ridiculous at all. I also don't think with regard to this a long conversation will say for another time. But with regard to Jayson Tatum, you know for anyone out there. It's like he should ever 30 points a game. Do I think he's capable of that? No question. He is showcased that I mean hell he basically did it from the App Store game on last year and and in through the rest of the regular season into the bubble, but I don't think you're looking for him to do that with all of those pieces around him that we already kind of talked about. I think if he's sitting around 25 a game that I bought That's more than acceptable as long as he's you know, reasonably efficient with his shot. You don't want to you know, take in 25 shots of game to average twenty five points obviously, but does he need to average Thirty points? I don't think so. Let's go to the next one. They'll Shake Shack. I want to I wanted to point out real quick defensively. Both of them could use a little bit of work. And if they if Jalen Jalen becomes a better off all the fender than we're really talking because Jaylin is an excellent. On-ball Defender bumper is off while stuff drives me crazy sometimes but if they can both lock it a little bit better on that end did top five stuff for Tatum. Absolutely. No, I think I think Tatum's really good on that end already like he seemed pretty versatile to really believe I love this from Shamrocks & Shenanigans. Also love the name with Danny stockpile of Assets Now gone. If you're Danny Ainge, do you see as your biggest trade asset in the event a desirable player becomes available by a via trade and I I'll I'll leave that open a little bit in the event that Boston acquires wage. Twenty or Thirty million dollar trade exception obviously in this deal with Charlotte potentially, but with what they currently have. What is the answer to that question time? I mean, it's it's whatever you want in a man..
Danny Ainge's Celtics Conundrum
"The logical question though, and he got into this a lot with Bob and we got his thoughts. But obviously I want yours as well. You know, there are only so many options really that Danny Ainge has because of just the economic setup of this month. Stir, you know, it's very top-heavy salary cap wise young guys, you know, you can all right fine. So you don't bring back like an enes Kanter not a young guy but a cheap guy, you know, that's that's not going to give you all that much flexibility back. So it's really do you want to trade Marcus Smart, which I don't think anybody wants to do or do you want to move off of Gordon Hayward in some way shape or form now? He has the power which is often for that 34 + million dollars next year or he could opt out do what everyone thought was going to happen with Al Horford last year, which is re-signed him, you know more years lower aav average wage will value or you know option three is obviously you trade the guy. I don't think there's a scenario in which he just hops out and doesn't return I don't believe that anyway coming off the injury, maybe if he had had a bought a strong healthy season and great playoff run sure, but that wasn't the reality. So it's it's kind of a b and c with Gordon, but you know Brown who has just resigned isn't going anywhere. Tatum's going to get his contract cambuslang. In anywhere, so it's sort of adjusts, you know, your your salary cap position as a results to Hayward or you kind of bring back everybody and you just look to cherry-pick some depth off that balance like you're talking about right or or is there something I'm missing? Yeah. No, I mean and that's the other part of it is in you mentioned Caden pretty extensively Jaylen Brown has also shown he can be foundational second piece that goes he's turning twenty-four I think in like two weeks to have another player like that who and let's face it. The Celtics are pretty fortunate like the wage and they gave him he would Be worth a little more right now. She was going into like restricted free agency. So in addition to those guys being pieces you hope and assume they're both going to get them like camber is what can build which is, you know, an All-Star starters really good. Obviously your concerns about his knee. Hopefully that there's up but with Tatum and Jaylen there's still some there's still a level there. You think if you're if you're a self extension you hope so maybe that's what it takes to kind of get over the hump and you talk about Hayward. Obviously, I know fans are kind of disenchanted with them. He's had some just brutal block really like it's not like these injuries you suffering because he's like frail or like, you know, like just just brutal brutal luck. But off this year when he was healthy like last year when he was healthy. He was still not himself. It was clear this year when he was healthy looked really good. He was one of the best players and I think it was encouraging birth. You there aren't a lot of Gordon hayward's out there. We talked about like moving off of Gordon Hayward like he's back and playing like he's capable. That's a pretty big asset to have particularly. If you're putting them alongside our guys like Jason jail and who were still on their uptrend?
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"I just think in terms of You know, if you don't if you don't sign Kemba Walker, I don't know if Jayson Tatum as is is running to to sign the max to play it to out his career with the Celtics. I don't know if necessary. Jaylen Brown is saying this is where I ought to be for the rest of my career. I think Campbell Help stabilize all that after like a really shity place at the Celtics were left. And so that's why he's my number three. interesting, I see your case there like from Fork in the road standpoint for the team. I do you disagree with it be rough. Yeah, I mean he's I didn't consider him a friend my top five, but I can see the wage but I didn't think about it from the perspective that rich kind of brought in terms of where you know, this other sitting on two different directions there and you know, we'll get it will I think it's more of a you know, obviously fiala turns out here. But it could very well turn into where Rich has them. Yeah. I I have them on my list as my phone number too. And I just think like The max is a lot. Of course Kim was worth the max. I don't think there's any he's not worth the supermax, which is why he's not he's no longer with the Charlotte Hornets, but incredibly solid dude, incredibly solid locker-room guy positive presence, his game offensively is exactly what you want out of a point guard score for his point guard obviously get defensive questions that make them a little bit more vulnerable than you know, another two-way type of player a wing but you know, Rich you put James Posey number one because he helped them win the championship and like there's not a lot of guys that Danny Ainge has signed to put you in a position to compete for a championship and Kemba Walker is one of those guys and I think he's just a really critical player a really critical part of this team and offensively, you know, their offense has been not the greatest when he's not on the court for a reason and you know, we don't need to really mention the defensive on and off here cuz it hurts my argument. But yeah, really, he's an All-Star caliber player and You're not getting the greatest value on the max, but that's just in the reality of the NBA. That's what he's going to get paid and you there's not really a lot of teams around the league. That would be like, I don't want to take a walk or even if it is for the max. Then the new worries me..
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"He obviously was never write that first pro season and then like 49 total games over those two years at a time where you know the team that could just really needed them in both those postseasons Doc Rivers quotes in the middle of seasons two. Oh, yeah, when asked about Jermaine O'Neal was like Him being like Peak political Doc Rivers. Yeah, and it's sometimes he wasn't even political. He was just like yeah, this dude comes back that like that great. If not, we'll be better off just like it was like, it's just he's an easy number one for me, and I this is also like You know, we're calling this like Danny's worst signings or whatever. But like it's really also kind of difficult to 100% blame the GM in a situation like this too long. It's fine you weirdly like blame Jermaine O'Neal for Rasheed Wallace. But if you're really think about it, who who else is there to blame for signing Jermaine after that Lakers loss? Should I believe that were she got wrecked was a two-year deal wasn't it? Yeah, so your deal. Yep, and then you're tired. You couldn't even last two years. He was done. That's where that's he was. Mentally Rashid walks away from the team like oh shit. What we going to do. You have to rush and sign Jermaine O'Neal and and here we are all comes back to Rasheed Wallace. That's that's a good point. It's a fair come back. There is a good choice. I expect us to have so much they went longer. They know that we're going to there's a lot of the bait here. We have a lot of different opinions on which is made a good maybe they could will be smoother together. I think they'll be more than happy to be different orders, but similar names I feel like in the kids but let's turn off here V my was Avery Bradley. I wanted to put him on there just because of how much shit Danny Ainge got for some reason when the deal happened you got you remember that beer. Oh, oh, yeah. Oh, He got he got absolutely eviscerated for for for the Contour years thirty three to four years thirty-two and I think within a month her know maybe a year or so. It was one of the better contracts in the NBA. So shout to every Bradley. And then it was kind of like Avery is going to get a four-year hundred million dollar deal went went and obviously. Yeah, it didn't happen. Unfortunately for him home. Avery was on my honorable mention I was a tough cut he was on my honorable mentions. I agree with everything. You just said rich in terms of good bang for the buck b rap. You want to get your affecting? Yeah my V. It is again. Not a guy that wasn't here very long but a very important player that you needed to know because you're just didn't have many other options in much money to do and so that's James Posey when your deal or it was a two-year of a player option for seven and a half million dollars on a summer of 2007 and that was just a perfect, you know backup wing for that team and he got paid off of it and it's too bad that the Celtics, you know, I mean we can talk about that Monday, but they spent the next we were talking about that, you know already but they spent the next five years trying to find a good replacement for him.
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"Right, Rich your number your number three thousand three is Rasheed Wallace and again, so it's tough cuz you look at Russia year with the Pistons, right? Yeah before before the Celtics signed him and it was pretty decent like he went played sixty played 66 games. What by the way when insane number of his Celtics where he played 79 games that season maybe he was I thought just conserving his energy every single game which sort of made it less likely to get injured or whatever. It was. But the the C's his last season in Detroit. He averaged 12.7 and 1/2 rebounds a game, you know shot 35 per month. From 3 so that that's why I didn't put him higher but he was a guy and especially the way it came down to a game seven, right if there was ever a game one game. We need you rush to step up and be the guy thought was we were we were getting and he just didn't have it. And I think that was symbolic of the entire signing just a big disappointment. So yeah where she eats my number three Disagree. Yeah, I love forget like I don't care about revisionist history. I love Rasheed Wallace. I love his time on the Celtics. I don't blame him for game seven. I yeah, I disagree with everything you said why cuz he's a legend. I mean he liked to this day whenever something good happens in my life. I do his three point, you know, pull out the thing is and you pull it back into your chest. Like that's my celebration move in my daily life. So I got that from she his legacy lives on with me. And when's the last time to do that and your real? Well like not in like about probably like four or five years. It's been a rough rough go, right? Yeah, but I mean, he's thirty-five years old when he stands at this. I mean, don't know off the expectation, by the way, this isn't saying like the best and worst seasons of Rasheed Wallace his career not blaming what you were saying. Danny agents free is Danny Ainge is free agent signings. No, yeah, I know and I it's it's slim pickings to come up with bad ones for sure. But I mean it wasn't anyone well know probably was a good one, but he gave them what they needed in the playoffs. Like ikey was for the Lakers series of now but he was great against the Cavs and against the magic for me and I agree with you rich like his regular-season awful like one of the worse for you guys. It's crazy like he shot like 20% or three. I think he was allergic to offensive rebounds. It was which was a problem and get right which has problems which is why they like stumble and we're like an 4 or 5 seed going to those playoffs, but then he got right when they needed him to when he hit three as in the playoffs. And as far as game seven goes your you know, he didn't I kind of put that moron Doc Rivers Edge she'd Bridge because you can't he played 35 minutes in that game..
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"Danny Ainge area, which was trading Kendrick Perkins and putting all your eggs in Shacks basket brutal, right? I mean that was just again having well not all the eggs as well get to my personal number with my number one is coming up, but but yeah, yep. Just stuff it was a game. It was a you know, maybe they should just not play them that might have been that's strike was better off being a PJ Braun sighting like don't even play them until February or March for that team. And then you have a better chance of getting them healthy the playoffs they look so good and they'll first twenty games near that probably influenced the front office assistant degree being like, okay, once that gets back we'll be able to kind of took us out again. And yeah, obviously I've never never came to be they would have had to a man for like practicing now cuz if there is a wait till February would have been like seven hundred pounds. Oh, yeah, you practice and stuff off Jack's not the kind of guy you say hey coat go take care of yourself and come back in in late February. I don't know if you did Browns busy. It's a great Point. Yeah. All right. So for Thursday, what do you got? What was shocked with my four? So that was my the big man grab bags was was So eventually yeah, who's your number 5 or your fiber page? For you rich who's your fiber Shack my form going to I'm set up a few fireworks here in honor of Independence Day and a guy who I think likes to make America great job than anyone else on the Celtics mileage, right? Yes. I love a boy. This was going to be my hot take yeah. I also have them on my worst. Yeah, but how do you say Gordon Hayward? And again, it's not Danny Ainge has fallen. Gordon Hayward fault, but uh, he's made ninety million dollars so far and we'll see what happens this year. Although you know, we're not blaming him for purchasing the Conference Finals, but he's potentially get a missed the Conference Finals issue this year. But yeah, you know, ninety million dollars is averaging 13.6 points a game missed an entire season. It's just it's just an enormous Miss as a fridge. They no one's fault except Fates, but it's it's a tough one. It's one play kind of ruins. Everything comes down has one of the more gruesome injuries and recent and birth. History total fluke. I mean we go back to before the Celtics sent him and a lot of the rationale for not trading to get someone like Jimmy Butler or Paul. George was they were strongly confident that they could just side and Gordon Hayward with their cap space even though the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat were going to be also in in Hot Pursuit. I mean like before the injury. This was like a really great signing and this would have been top three. I think I'm like if you never got hurt it's probably a top-three daddy in shining no-brainer worth. The max wasn't All-Star probably almost certainly off ever be an All-Star again or get up to that level on a consistent basis..
"danny ainge" Discussed on Winning Plays
"Hey there welcome back to the winning plays podcast with Brian Robin Michael. I am rich Levine and in an alternate reality. We'd be knee-deep in NBA free agency this week. So today we'll break down the best and worst free agency moves of Danny Ainge is Celtics tenure but first as always, please subscribe to Home cast wherever it is you listen, give us a follow on Twitter. That's at winning plays pod Shadow to see illness MediaShout to betonline.ag be Robin and Mike Pina. So we're talking about the the best and worst.
"danny ainge" Discussed on High Noon
"Although we did turn him saying he's not going to talk trash into an entire question to work with. So it's right questions. We've got twenty. That's number of seconds. Danny aines spent throwing what appears to be shame. Let's examine arching them just makes life. More joy -able. When everybody is humble, hardworking will play any role that they have to help a team succeed you have to you do have to have a certain amount of talent to win in our league as we all know but. Good people. Is it makes makes come into work, more fun? Blow. Does this sound like shot at Irving? I mean does it sound like it? That was explicitly about Kyrie Irving. And by the way, I get it. If you're Danny Ainge, and Danny Ainge has been, you know, bleeped upon by the internet because he has messed up the Celtics season, essentially, that's the allegation against him which I get but the car thing is just uniquely. Weeded kyri said, I'm going to be back. He had ads made get an ad in which his jersey was raised the Rafter and his dad was involved. He had that meeting with season ticket holders. We declared that he would be coming back. Danny aines it all that he could to keep Kyrie Irving. And Kyrie said, actually, no, I don't believe in any of the words that I said and possibly all the other words in the English language as well. And I think people know that and they sympathize with them, and they're aware that the kyri ship has sailed to the other end of the flat earth. But he must tread carefully because the Celtics and getting rid of Kyrie and Al Horford. I'd probably walking actually have a lot of cap space, did they could use to court players, like say, Kemba Walker. We heard this morning from Mark Stein. The Celtics are interested, and they also right now are facing or dealing with a narrative that they're not a place where free agents want to go, so they have to at least maintain the semblance of being player friendly. Yeah. I think the question becomes your Danny aines, like are any players that I want listening to me throw all that shaded kyri? And wondering what do you do that, to me because there was some Isaiah Thomas criticism? Obviously, but now we have. Yeah. The stealth suitor for Kemba Walker, which neem federally stealthy, if we know about it, by the way, Mark Stein chat out to you. But it's not that stealthy not anymore. Inclosing. I like to take us to the Toby's zoo in Japan. We're employees recently prepared for the possibility of an earthquake by simulating a lion escape except instead of using an actual lion. They use this guy. I love Japan. I love the way this is actually my favorite seven right up now. Okay. So they're in the van trying to shoot the lion. That an actual they hope it's not. Oh. Up in dead. He's dead. They're like, no that if he does not represent us. This is. Most Japanese thing I've ever seen. I mean entirely as a complement one hundred percent although I'm not sure, you know, stumbling around like a frat boy three m is how lions attack. That's the -sarily. No, but I, I just say this, if there is a line attack, and people are mold. We'll know it's because they prepared for it using this guy that seems like a terrible insurance pulse. In closing, I would like to salute Donnie Kush for being the change. He wished to see in the world. What do we call this? The poker room. The man cave. What whatever you wanna call it. My goodness. Pretty cool. Very cool. It is this guy up here, and he died my poker room. He didn't really die here. He did. He died, right there. I read problems and the guys are what should we do daily? I said he would want you guys to play. So you played around the dead. We did got the farm. I have a farm up there. We grow cola trees flower. This do your plants require a lot of attention up there in the farm. Yeah, you got to treat it like a baby. You gotta water music for. You go to bless him when you. I mean, I know you wanna talk about the dead guy..
Ex-NASA astronaut: World Asteroid Day – Will we defend our planet together or perish like the dinosaurs?
"Is the fourth annual asteroid day hundreds of events being held around the world to raise awareness of the big space rocks the possible dangers they pose to the earth and their possible benefits they could provide the space explorers dr tom jones planetary scientists and four times shuttle astronauts talks to us via skype they offer metals which we can use for construction of both habitats and spacecraft and eventually we can use the organic material that's contained in a lot of asteroids to build up a chemical refinery in space that can help us create a permanent human presence on other worlds in the solar system nasa estimates that there are around ten million asteroids but none poses significant threat to the earth wbz news time six eleven well they played one of three next to should be just as exciting as last night that's the red sox and yankees of course in the bronx let's get the latest from the ticket dot com sports studio in charlie birger charles these two teams keep jockeying back and forth atop the al they're both there now is the yankees opened that threegame set with the red sox last night in the bronx with an eight two one win inky started tabatha held the red sox to just one run through seven innings he he stays in the edge of the strike zone fastballs up in auspey back door down in a way not too many inches down the middle he was good it was good tonight's red sox manager alex cora yankees got back to back home runs in the fourth from miguel and do har and greg bird to take a five nothing lead sox starter edwato rodriguez went six innings allowed the five runs so tonight game two with chris sale pitching for the red sox against sonny gray free agency begins tomorrow in the national hockey league and bruins general manager don sweeney saying looks like backup netminder anton khudobin will be signing elsewhere and although the bruins met with free agent john virus earlier in the week no word is to the level of interest of ours has to come this way nba free agency also begins tomorrow celtics president of basketball operations danny ainge not ready to reveal what his team has in mind as far as moving forward is concerned but they do have first round draft pick rob williams in the fold and he was asked about what his emphasis will be when he practices with his new team tomorrow as they get ready for summer early play absorbing information i can give from my teammates coaches players.
Colorado blaze burning out of control prompts thousands of evacuations
"In the wbz newsroom prosecutors say an eighteen year old in lynn laid in wait and then opened fire on three people killing one of them victor figueroa is being held without bail after he pleaded not guilty to the murder of twenty five year old rahmael denise the victim was walking home with friends early saturday after a party at the time of the attack investigators say cell phone evidence helped to lead them to figure out in colorado hundreds of residents now chased from their homes by a number of wildfires suckered combined with high wind spread fires throughout the western half of the state in southern colorado the twenty four thousand acre spring fire has k hazlet prepared to evacuate gone through my important papers and trying to think if we only had a few minutes to get out that i'm ready to go while her home is still standing many others have been destroyed rick salinger for cbs news denver new hampshire fighting back against the recent supreme court ruling that allows states to force online shoppers to pay sales tax this would require the granite state which doesn't have doesn't have a sales tax to collect the taxes on behalf of other states senators gina mckee hassen her behind a bill that would overturn the high court's ruling say it would create big obstacles for small business in new hampshire and california democratic congresswoman maxine waters says she's now getting death threats as jason campidoglio reports the trouble stems from comments she made last week and she says that she's had to cancel two major appearances in alabama and texas because her office has seen an influx of hostile male water says the very serious death threat came in monday from someone in the lone star state the california democrat said on saturday that people should publicly confront and harass members of the trump administration over the president's zero tolerance policy at the border and the practice of separating families police say they are not going to comment on the case at least not right now heading over to sports in a moment traffic and weather together as well it's certainly a hot went out there checking all that momentarily but first sports it's tom as hticket dot com sports studio red sox and yankees out the stadium but wardell rodriguez throws tonight acquire just last night and trade steve peers at first base hitting cleanup salvator introduced draft choice robert williams the third this morning to time carpenter defensive player of the year with reputation for slacking off robert williams the third and his boss definitely people people question my motor but i work hard and i know i can work hard up and i'm ready to start it's hard to have a little motor and be defensive player of the year for two years in a row in a tough conference i mean i've heard the same types of criticism but that's a that's a hard thing to do robert williams a third yeah danny ainge absolutely no surprise lebron james opting out of his cavaliers contract lbj free again third time tom cuddy wbz radio sports just say hey alexa play wbz newsradio on iheartradio live local news on wbz newsradio ten thirty wbz news time four thirteen traffic and weather together now the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic on.
NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves reportedly ‘not in a good place internally’
"All these stories i heard you this so hard on me i mean come on thanks you're gonna lose and i saw somebody float the kyri irving for karl anthony i was thrown out there i mean come on i i highly doubt minnesota would would would do that deal i highly doubt anybody who's gonna do deal with danny ainge moving forward you're just gonna lose every time i just i here's what here's what i i did notice by karl anthony towns disappeared at times all the time even at times in the regular season during the struggle i i do wonder if maybe he just does not adapt to that type of coaching to where you sort of need to coddle him and he is and i don't wanna say soft because i don't think anybody in the nba saw maybe he just needs a little tlc as opposed to a guy grinding down like tiffany does can be one of those guys if you get hard on me start pouting a little bit in an effort and on their players like that you know so he's maybe could be one of those players that doesn't isn't conducive to that style of coaching so that's something you have to bear monitor and by the way mike mayor if you want to add a little some data context just listen to what kevin bigger said describing his theory on karl anthony towns to be perceived to be something else bombs and i don't even know what i said so mark that when mike actually interested back tara loans did he interview all one zero five three the fan in dallas earlier this week and he says that he doesn't know why jason garrett still has a job as head coach of the cowboys i you says the cowboys have not really expanded or progresses a team under his coaching tenure there despite the fact they gear it is the second longest tenure coach behind tom landry which surprised me to be honest with you but at the end of the day how can you keep along the players to be the scapegoat for what's not happening especially when you have a head coach that's supposed to be.
A new Celtics' 'Big Three' of Rozier, Tatum, and Horford emerges
"All right you have to give the celtics players especially their role players and for years since i've been watching the nba which is a long long time boston celtics role players danny aines they play so much better at home this is not just this team look at the role players how well they played last night we know they have significant injuries but this has been a theme for the team we can give yes they weren't prepared for the game yes did they have a counterpunch to philadelphia what they were doing yes but the place rozier tatum you gotta give a lot of credit to what they did all right so you brought up a lot of important points there one is home road celtics in these playoffs they played eight games they are undefeated at home they haven't won yet on the road so don't discount how important that home crowd in boston the other is the guys rozier tatum poor for they combined last night for more points as a trio than paul pierce ray allen and kevin garnett ever did ever in a playoff or regular season game more points combined than those three guys ever did they all scored twenty three points the first celtics trio to do that in a playoff game since perish mikhail bird in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven only the third celtics trill to ever do it in a playoff game like so those guys were great where i will give brad stevens credit and we're much like like cc too donovan mitchell is me brad stevens on the corner early and often trying to alert people how special this player or this coaches brad stevens is in my eyes right now the best in the league at is putting guys in position to do what they do well you have you have gm and danny ainge that is has knows who his coaches and says okay i can take a guy like terry rozier who people thought was a project people thought was a rich reach we picked him out of louisville he will be coached up in order to reach his full maximum potential and then when he gets the opportunity he's going to go out there and all of a sudden give me a poor man's kyrie irving level production on offense in in a critical game.