Ainge to step down?

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Sille Skrub

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If Ainge leaves, you bring in someone fresh from outside the organization, and let that person pick the coach. Whatever is going on with that team, it isn’t working with the current mix.
This is where I am. This team needs a new direction. It's stagnant as it is and needs a roster overhaul. Hopefully, the new GM can bring his own coach.

Tatum and Brown are great, Nesmith and Time Lord may pan out to more, but after that we need to improve the middle/back end of the roster.

Ainge has been awesome. Definitely has had some shit luck and it feels like he is being forced out here.
 

bsan34

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Simmons has been alluding to this for a couple of months now.

Also, given the size of the IU offer to Stevens, I would imagine that he and Wyc had a very honest conversation about his future in Boston. I wouldn't be so sure that Stevens is going anywhere regardless of Ainge.
 

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The degree to which ownership wants Ainge to look around probably determines whether it is Zarren or not, right?

If Ainge just wants a change but ownership is generally happy it will be Zarren

If ownership is pushing Ainge out (even if only partially) then there's a real question if they want Zarren. Hard to know whether (behind the scenes) he's been suggesting different things and/or has built a back channel to ownership or not. He might be seen by ownership as a course correction, or he might be seen as part of the old guard. Just no real intel on that which I've seen---Simmons is likely a good source on this if he'll talk on his pod.

I struggle to see why Ujiri would leave Toronto, but Celts ownership has a good rep and having Tatum/Brown in place is more than Toronto has so would love to see that. But I don't expect it
Toronto's future is very murky with Giannis off the market and Sialam stalled.
 

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Toronto's future is very murky with Giannis off the market and Sialam stalled.
Agreed. I had not realized---others may have---that Ujiri's contract there is up. So he is indeed a very real possibility if they look outside. I'd still guess it is Zarren, but having Ujiri as a FA does change the odds for me.
 

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Yeah, that Danny Ainge sure had some bad luck getting Brown and Tatum for the corpse of KG and PP. Any bad luck Ainge may have had was cancelled out by his good luck.


I'm also glad to see him step aside. I don't think firing him would have been out of the question. It does make me wonder about CBS future with the team.
Executing a great trade and turning those picks into potentially great players isn't luck though.

Having Garnett break down in 2009 with the Celtics poised, at 44-11, for another run at the title is bad luck.

You can't equate those occurrences.
 

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Definitely feel like it's time for a reset. If Danny steps down, I'd rather they look outside the organization than promote Zarren. I'm sure Zarren would be a good GM, but I think a totally new perspective would be best. If that means Stevens goes too, I'm fine with that.
 

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If I'm the Celtics, I'm going with someone outside the organization with fresh thinking. Malik Rose would be interesting.
Yeah, they aren’t firing Ainge to bring in someone who worked with him. It will be a fresh face and a new approach. That guy won’t be tied to any of Ainge’s recent draft picks so a huge shakeup will be a coming.
 

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Yeah, they aren’t firing Ainge to bring in someone who worked with him. It will be a fresh face and a new approach. That guy won’t be tied to any of Ainge’s recent draft picks so a huge shakeup will be a coming.
They already picked and how wrong we all were.
 

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Yeah, that Danny Ainge sure had some bad luck getting Brown and Tatum for the corpse of KG and PP. Any bad luck Ainge may have had was cancelled out by his good luck.


I'm also glad to see him step aside. I don't think firing him would have been out of the question. It does make me wonder about CBS future with the team.
Ainge picking Brown is nothing about luck. I'm pretty sure I was one of maybe 2, 3 at most, people on here wanting him.
 

Cesar Crespo

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Ainge picking Brown is nothing about luck. I'm pretty sure I was one of maybe 2, 3 at most, people on here wanting him.
Most of the mocks had us drafting Jaylen Brown and people on here being sad about it. The evaluators were right. SoSH was wrong.
 
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