Wyc Grousbeck: We’re sticking with Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge

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“Not even a question in my mind.”

When the team is struggling, it is only natural for people to turn their attention to the coach and general manager. To get a read on their status, you can go right to their boss, the managing partner/owner of the Boston Celtics Wyc Grousbeck addressed the questions about Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge with a firm endorsement.

He touched on a number of other topics as well. Including the trade deadline:

While he didn’t pull any punches in regards to the team’s play, he did express a belief in this team, in particular the leadership and the “best players.”

To me it sounds like they’ll be active buyers at the trade deadline but the implied warning here is that they don’t look like contenders at the moment. How much the team is willing to spend (either in tax money or draft capital) for a “win-now” move might depend heavily on what strides the team can make between now and the deadline.