Buried near the bottom of Gary Washburn's 5 page basketball notes piece is a little paragraph that, as our boy MrTrpleDouble10 said to me when he pointed it out, seems like it could be the focus of an entire column.
Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, who has been representing the team in labor negotiations and is part of the league’s Board of Governors, has not been as active recently as he was a few years ago. There was a perception that Grousbeck was a hard-line owner willing to cancel the season, but he has backed off that stance.
That's interesting. So my question now is, was Wyc a hard-liner before and now he's backed off because he got enough of what he wanted? Or was Wyc never really as hard-line as we thought?
If he's in the first category, then I can respect a guy who saw a system that needed changing and then saw enough movement from the union to back off his stance.
Regardless, Wyc is now apparently not willing to lose a season over this. And that's a good thing, because we shouldn't have to.