At the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies on Friday, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck spoke to The Boston Globe about the team's future, and returning the franchise to prominence. Via Gary Washburn, Grousbeck said:
I said we’d try for fireworks and we tried. I’m reasonably content that first of all we tried as hard as we could and second of all we added some good pieces. But we have maintained our draft picks and we’ve maintained more building in the future as opposing to firing all the bullets now.
We’re going to have to go the more patient route.
How happy do I look? We were all patient, everybody, the fans were patient in the early 2000s and we have to believe they know how to build in the NBA isn’t a quick flip of the switch. In almost all cases, it is years of preparation in this league.
You gotta get the superstars, so you’ve got to build up the assets to get them and that’s what we’re trying to do.
Well, I think that when we have Danny and [coach] Brad [Stevens] on the basketball side, thinking every day, literally 24/7 about how to improve this team. Whether it’s during the season, next summer or the season after, I’m very confident we’ll get better and I believe that. Those guys are fantastic basketball people. We’ve got a lot of assets. We’ve got a committed, a very committed ownership group, great team partners and it really starts with the fans coming back every year and renewing tickets.
Everybody’s involved in building this thing and we’ll get there.
I like you're attitude, and I'm with you Wyc. As I've said before, patience was the wise choice this offseason. The right blockbuster move just wasn't there, and waiting is a much smarter option than making the wrong move just for the sake of having "fireworks."
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