John Karalis of MassLive reports that the Celtics will be paying the night staff through the end of the regular season.
According to a team source, the Boston Celtics will pay the team-employed game night staff through the end of the scheduled regular season. That includes game-night performers, locker room attendants, ball boys, the scorer’s table crew, and the stats crew.
Karalis goes on to point out that the Celtics are in a unique situation since the TD Garden is owned by Delaware North, which owns the Boston Bruins. So a lot of the people that work game nights (concessions, security, ushers) don’t actually work for the Celtics.
Paying the employees that they have certainly seems to be the least the Celtics can do as an organization. The economic impacts will be far reaching beyond sports and there’s only so much the Celtics can do, but taking care of their own seems like a great start.