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Celtics MVP? How about Wyc Grousbeck?

Celtics MVP?  How about Wyc Grousbeck?

Take a look at great pro sports franchises… and take a look at crappy ones.  Chances are you'll find one common thread:  The success of a franchise usually hinges on good ownership. And good ownership usually means (a) the willingness to spend money and (b) the willingness to hold players accountable for their actions. We've [...]

November 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Extension might not lead to an extension

Extension might not lead to an extension

This may simply be posturing on both sides… because it often is. But Mark Murphy is reporting that the NBA's decision to push the deadline for getting Rondo's contract done to Monday night might not help much Danny Ainge, who said this morning he knew about the extension, sounded decidedly unmoved about having extra time [...]

October 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

This Week’s Big 3 Things

This Week’s Big 3 Things

We're unveiling yet another new feature on Red's Army.  Every week, we look at the Big Three things happening in Celtics-land, good and bad, and we rank them… because everyone else is doing it and we're very easily swayed by peer pressure.On the way up 1:  Our expectations - We all talked a big game, [...]

October 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Newsflash: Rondo Talks Are Not Dead

Newsflash: Rondo Talks Are Not Dead

Via Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports: Agent Bill Duffy said Celtics president Danny Ainge restarted talks by expressing a willingness to improve a possible offer to Rondo during a meeting at halftime of Boston’s 95-89 win in Cleveland on Tuesday. On Monday, Duffy told Yahoo! Sports that Rondo would not sign a contract extension with [...]

October 28, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 11

Danny admits to reading blogs… sort of

Danny admits to reading blogs… sort of

In a long, detailed interview (via Celtics Blog) in which Danny discusses things like KG's knee (there are no staples in there), his heart attack (he's feeling pretty good), and Rondo's attitude (the guys really like him)… we self-centered pricks here at the Red's Army office focused on this: "People were trying to read between [...]

October 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

(Old But New to Us) Rumor: Rondo for Devin Harris

(Old But New to Us) Rumor: Rondo for Devin Harris

Via Chris Sheridan's ESPN Insider column: General manager Danny Ainge has acknowledged discussing possible Rondo trades with other teams early in the offseason (one proposal that was floated but never gained traction was a multiplayer deal that would have included Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets),… A Rondo-for-Harris swap is one deal I would [...]

October 5, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

KG gushes about Rondo

KG gushes about Rondo

That's it.  I'm hooked. Rajon Rondo is having a gigantic year this year.  Just look at what KG is saying “I’m telling you, man, he’s looking great. To me he’s the best looking person in here, and we have some (good looking) people from Ray (Allen) to Rasheed (Wallace) to Big Baby. Lester (Hudson) looks [...]

September 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

10 More Years!

10 More Years!

The Herald has a quick recap of Media Day.  And one thing that stood out to me is the fact that Danny and Rajon Rondo's people have begun talking extension. Ainge said he has had preliminary talks with Rajon Rondo about a contract extension. The C’s have until Oct. 31 to extend Rondo’s contact, or [...]

September 28, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

BDL Ranks Danny 4th Best GM of Decade

BDL Ranks Danny 4th Best GM of Decade

Via Ball Don't Lie: If it seems odd to rank this guy so high, considering he's spent years presiding over some pretty rank teams, I can understand your fears. But this is a decade-long list, and while some of the men at the top of this page may have better futures (and won't have to [...]

September 23, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Ainge: We want Rondo

Ainge: We want Rondo

Don't the Rajon Rondo trade rumors seem like they happened a year ago?  After starting the summer pissing off Rondo's agent, Danny's going to try to negotiate a contract with him. "We'll have an opportunity to sit down with Rajon and get something done," Ainge said before the Shamrock golf tournament at Nashawtuc Country Club [...]

September 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8