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Each offseason, Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren sets aside time to go sailing in Marblehead Harbor with his father. This spring the two circled 15 possible dates between June and October, aware that it was an ambitious number given the ever-changing basketball team Zarren helps oversee. But they would try.
Now it is mid-October, and the water is turning colder and boats are being put away and the Celtics’ season is beginning. And Zarren chuckles when he realizes that he and his father went sailing just once.