He cleared his throat and declared the following was from Riley:"Danny Ainge needs to shut the f--- up and manage his own team. Both feel like they have a legitimate shot at Hayward, who is in his prime and coming off an All-Star season.
He was the biggest whiner going when he was playing, and I know that because I coached against him."It was such an unusual moment, one team president audaciously cussing out another for the record, that it was at first considered some sort of joke. It was retaliation for something Ainge said in a radio interview that day about Le Bron James complaining about officiating. Because of his experience level and the aspects of the salary cap, Hayward may not look to sign a five-year contract in Utah and might prefer a three-year deal so he can re-enter the market in time to maximize his earnings long term.
To showcase Boston's deep sports love, he brought Tom Brady to pitch Kevin Durant in the Hamptons last summer. After signing James and Chris Bosh to contracts in 2010, the league's general managers gave more Executive of the Year votes to the Bulls' front office after they'd signed Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer and C. 1 pick in a deal with Boston."It's never easy negotiating with Boston because they're smart guys," Colangelo said.
"I'm talking about [assistant GM] Mike Zarren, not Danny Ainge by the way."Just like last year, it's possible both Ainge and Riley will come up empty in going after Hayward if he re-signs in Utah.
In the 1980s, Ainge did whine about plenty of calls during those series against the Lakers, when Riley was on the sideline always in Armani and with plenty of hair product.
Ainge has the might of the Celtics decades of history and a personal history of team building through shrewd transactions. Two weeks ago, 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo took a playful but telling swipe at Ainge after trading for the No.If he goes that route, it makes the Miami or Boston option even more appealing because it nearly eliminates Utah's monetary advantage.For either, landing Hayward would be a transitional moment as they attempt to construct a team to beat James. With Hayward in the fold, they would both potentially be in position to chase another star via a trade.• Ranking contenders on star power • Every deal all 30 teams can still make • Lowe: OKC gambles big and wins • Pelton on Larkin, Chalmers deals This is right in the wheelhouse of Ainge and Riley, who pride themselves on being able to sell their savvy and intelligence in franchise-building to free agents, and who don't mind getting into a brawl, negatively recruiting against the other.These men have rings and scars at each other's expense.
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