This is one reason you've just got to love Wyc Grousbeck. He's a fan first. Ken Berger caught up with him recently and brings us the following quotes.
"I think we should be the favorites in the conference, hands down," Grousbeck said after emerging from a 3 1-2 hour bargaining session between the NBA owners and the players' union. "And we’re going to start proving that Oct. 27."
He also goes on to talk about how he helped recruit Sheed to Boston and when he's asked about Sheed's issues with the refs, he jokes about his own sideline behavior.
"I actually told David (Stern) that I was going to modify my baseline ref assistance program a little bit to make up for the fact that we’ve got Rasheed. So I’m going to be doing a little less helping of the refs from the baseline. Just trying to even things out."
Finally we have one more update on the Baby front - even if it is nothing new, hearing it come from the owner is slightly different.
As for restricted free agent Glen "Big Baby" Davis, Grousbeck said the Celtics have had "a lot of conversations with him" and added, "We expect to see him in green. But things play out and you never know."