• Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

Celtics owner’s story about Danny Ainge goes viral

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jun 1, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 11: General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics attends a game between the Celtics and the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 113-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user accepts the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Celtics saw a familiar face in the locker room after one of Boston’s Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bucks.

And while former president of basketball operations Danny Ainge may have played a key role in transforming the Celtics into an endgame caliber team, that hasn’t stopped owner Wyc Grousbeck from kicking out Jazz’s new CEO.

Narrative “The Greg Hill Show” Tuesday:

He was so instrumental while he was here. It really pained me to have to threaten to throw him out of the locker room when he suddenly showed up in the Milwaukee series. I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, guests aren’t allowed in this locker room. You represent the Utah Jazz. So it was very fun. We all had a good laugh about it. It really pained me to have to throw him out of the locker room.

The C’s would go on to beat the defending champions before winning a hard-fought seven-game series against the Miami Heat.

With Game 1 on the West Coast on Thursday, Ainge also shouldn’t expect locker room access for the Celtics in the NBA Finals.