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The Michael Holley Podcast: An inside look at running the Celtics with Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca

The Michael Holley Podcast: An inside look at running the Celtics with Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca

A wide-ranging discussion on the Celtics recent past and present with owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

0:47 - Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca talk about the forming of the current ownership group and how having the same group since 2003 has allowed them to have success.

5:32 - The ownership group talks about the way they communicate with each other and how they deal with making the big decisions like the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade.

9:26 - Danny Ainge discusses how he has grown over the years individually and how ownership as a group has grown.

13:05 - What lessons did everyone learn from last season?

19:35 - The guys explain how they avoid becoming complacent with the same ownership group in place for so long.

22:50 - Danny Ainge talks about what he does to improve himself as a general manager each year.

26:24 - Holley asks the group to give their book recommendations on continuity and management.

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Injury bug (concussion-like symptoms) bites Celtics' Robert Williams at worst time again

Injury bug (concussion-like symptoms) bites Celtics' Robert Williams at worst time again

Boston Celtics second-year center Robert Williams displayed concussion-like symptoms after taking an inadvertent elbow to the face in the first quarter of Tuesday’s preseason finale against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love smacked Williams with an elbow as the two chased a rebound and Williams hit the ground hard, where he remained while play continued back up the court.

The team announced Williams will be re-evaluated on Wednesday in Boston.

"Robert was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters in Cleveland. "I don't know what that means. Obviously, we're concerned about his health. He’ll get with the doctors one more time before we take off here.”

Williams was getting his second start of the preseason but played only 3 scoreless minutes. In a new-look frontcourt, Williams had a chance this preseason to really state his case for available playing time, this after a summer in which coaches raved about his progress, but the injury derailed his best chance to assert himself.

It continues a trend from last season where minor ailments seemed to prevent Williams from having a chance to pounce on available minutes.

Williams registered 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in 33 preseason minutes. He looked overly amped in his first start against Charlotte and played in only small bursts while coming off the bench in the two games that followed.

It would seem Daniel Theis best positioned himself for starter minutes if the Celtics ultimately elect to utilize Enes Kanter off the bench. A healthy Williams can distinguish himself with not only his raw athleticism but his passing abilities. Rookie Vincent Poirer, a French import this summer, logged some quality defensive minutes this preseason that could help his case for immediate floor time.

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Highlights of the Celtics' 118-95 preseason win over the Cavaliers

Highlights of the Celtics' 118-95 preseason win over the Cavaliers

FINAL SCORE: Celtics 118, Cavaliers 95

IN BRIEF: Rookie Carsen Edwards hit eight three-pointers in a torrid third-quarter stretch and finished with 30 points as the Celtics, resting most of their regulars, beat the Cavaliers 118-95 in Cleveland to complete a 4-0 preseason.  BOX SCORE

CELTICS PRESEASON RECORD: 4-0

HIGHLIGHTS

ROUGH START AFTER INJURIES TO ROBERT WILLIAMS & CARSEN EDWARDS

TREMONT WATERS TO THE HOOP:

MORE WATERS:

EDWARDS LIGHTS IT UP IN THE 3RD:

UP NEXT:
Regular-season opener: @Sixers, Wed. Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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