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CSN Drops Cousy

RedsArmyAdmin October 11, 2008 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Comcast SportsNet has let Bob Cousy go.  There's no doubt in my mind that this is some kind of cost-cutting move… because the 3 or 4 games he worked a year must have REALLY been a strain on the budget.  Said Cooz about the move:

“Some low-level executive called me,” Cousy told the newspaper in a phone interview yesterday, “and basically said that they decided to do two-man booths and they no longer needed my services. I said thank you very much, have a good year and I hung up on him.”

“You get to be 80, your priorities change,” Cousy said. “I enjoy keeping my hand in in a minimal way. But obviously this is a very exciting time to depart after 22 years of mediocrity. All of a sudden, it’s fun again for all of us. If I had my druthers, I would have preferred there not be a change, but is it a high priority item? I doubt it."

Man… Cooz is 80.  

I'll be the first to admit, Cooz ain't getting into the broadcasting hall of fame… but he offers a unique perspective on games.  He knows what he's talking about.  And after all he's been through… as a legend that made this team what it is… I'd say he deserves better.  I hope the Celtics find a role for him.

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  • MJ’s Ambassador

    So Celtics Lovers, how long will it take your franchise to win 6 more championships like Michael Jordan? You’ve got one down, five more to go. How long will it take your franchise to match Michael Jordan?

  • Bill

    How long will it take MJ to become a good GM? How long did it take MJ to become a good baseball player?

  • http://www.redsarmy.com redsarmy

    Last I checked… We’ve got 17. MJ has to catch US.
    Nice try, though.

  • bigmck

    That sucks about Cousy. He wasn’t the best, but I loved his old stories….Was 2-3 games per year going to kill Comcast?