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It’s been a transition year not only for Celtics coach Brad Stevens, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, and a slew of new players, but also for owner Wyc Grousbeck.
In mid-March, Grousbeck is generally watching his team prepare for a deep playoff run. This year, the Celtics are preparing for the draft lottery and what is expected to be an active offseason. June and July will be when they really build back toward respectability.
It’s been difficult for Grousbeck to watch consistent losses, focus on development more than victories, and cross his fingers for a high lottery pick rather than watch his skilled squad crush playoff opponents, as it did for most of the past six years.