The end of this season hasn’t necessarily come as a surprise, but we’re still stinging a bit from it all… especially as we watch more basketball being played in the NBA Finals.
But for our Celtics, it’s time to move forward. Today, on WEEI, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck touched on a few subjects (transcribed by our own MrTrpleDouble10 on Twitter).
First, he touched on the elimination at the hands of Miami.
“I won’t get over the (series loss to Miami) until we get past those guys. Have to find a way to beat them.”
Sounds great, Wyc. It’s a great sentiment. And since we bill ourselves here as “The voice of Celtics fans”, I’ll take this opportunity to speak for us all and shout a hearty HUZZAH to you good sir! We’re coming back to take Miami DOWN!! Here, we already made the promotional poster for next year’s season.
OK, Wyc. So… what’s step 1? Doing whatever we can to bring back our defensive stalwart Kevin Garnett…. the man who, along with Rondo, flat out carried us in the playoffs?
“We have to let that stuff play out, let him speak for himself…”
Umm… Ok. Well, what about Ray Allen? I know there has been some souring here but we can kiss and make up. Before he was hurt, he was having one of his best shooting seasons in a long time. We can use bench scoring like that.
“I did not have a conversation with Ray Allen, but having both he and Avery Bradley would be an embarrassment of riches scenario”
Alright. Well. Tough to speak on that now, I suppose. You can’t even really talk to them now until July 1 anyway. So what else have we got in mind? There’s got to be some grand “reloading” plan to get us back into a series against the Heat…
“We want to stay contenders if we possibly can, but we’ll see how this plays out”
Some contradictory stuff there, I know. And like Jay said in his tweets… Wyc can be a pretty big influence on “how this plays out.” Sounds to me like he’s a guy that doesn’t like the Miami Heat much, but he’s not going to go tossing around those cartoony sacks of cash with $$ on front of them in some misguided attempt to beat Miami.
As much fun as I had with Wyc on this, the prudent thing is to build this team properly without regard to what other teams are doing. Focus on the C’s, their weaknesses, their financial situation, and the current landscape of available players and build a quality team going forward.
I want to beat Miami too… but I also don’t want to go through one of those 20-year title droughts again, either.