Austin Ainge, son of team president Danny Ainge, has left the Maine Red Claws where he was head coach for the past two seasons to rejoin the Celtics as director of player personnel.
"I am sorry to see Austin go but happy for him in his new position with the Celtics," Red Claws president and general manager Jon Jennings said via press release. "All of us with the Red Claws enjoyed working with Austin. No one worked harder and was more committed to making our players better. He will be missed. We wish Austin, Crystal and his boys the best going forward."
Austin Ainge coached the Red Claws, which is the Celtics' D-League affiliate, for the first two years of their existence. In 2009-10, they tied the record for most wins by an D-League expansion team. He also worked as a scout for the Celtics.
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NEW YORK -- Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish visited with team physician Dr. Thomas Gill on Friday, just over three weeks after he suffered a shoulder injury that involved a partial tearing of the labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder for Triple-A Pawtucket. The exam suggested that Kalish's recovery has gone well, and that he likely will be able to avoid surgery at this time. Instead, he will head to the Sox' extended spring training facility in Fort Myers to rehab the injury.
"[Dr. Gill] was really impressed with his shoulder strength, feeling optimistic about things. So he’s going to go to Fort Myers and continue his rehab," said Sox GM Theo Epstein. "As long as the progress continues without any major interruptions, it looks like he’s on a path to recovery without surgery, which is what we were hoping for. But you never know until you rehab it, so we’re excited about that news."
Kalish began working out more...
Not only do Claude Julien and the team have confidence in Tim Thomas, the Bruins goalie said Friday he believes this Bruins team has already proven in two playoff series wins they have what it take to hoist the Stanley Cup in June.
"I think it was a confidence that grew throughout the year," Thomas said of the that won the Northeast Division and entered the playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the East. "Till you get to the playoffs, you don't really know that for sure what you have as a group. I think that the first round against Montreal was a testing ground for us. We started it out right way from some adversity, getting down in the series, 2-0. We started to find out what we were made of.
"Come to find out, we're made of some pretty stern stuff. We have a lot of the things that it takes to win a championship, hopefully all of them."
The 37-year-old Thomas will square off against 41-year-old goalie Dwayne Roloson...
Celtics president Danny Ainge said that Jermaine O'Neal will need surgery on his fractured left wrist, an injury he suffered in Game 1 of their playoff series with the Knicks. O'Neal broke his wrist taking a charge, but returned in that game and played throughout the postseason. The injury affected O'Neal's ability to finish inside, which he normally does with his left hand. "Jermaine is left-handed," Ainge said. "Most people don’t know this. He dunks and finishes and drives, he does everything with his left hand."
O'Neal also injured his back when he fell into the camera well that rings the court in the Miami series and was a persistent problem for him throughout the series. O'Neal said after the Celtics were eliminated that he would take some time before making a decision to return for the last year of his contract that will play him a little more than $6 million. However, he told WEEI.com that even with all the injuries...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be paired with starter Clay Buchholz for the second straight outing. The last time the two collaborated, Buchholz logged five shutout innings that were sandwiched around a rain delay of more than two hours.
Saltalamacchia will be batting ninth, one spot behind Carl Crawford, who remains in the eighth spot in the lineup against the Yankees and Bartolo Colon. For matchup information, click here. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
Glenn responds to critical comments made on Jerry Thornton's podcast about Glenn and his online radio project
Glenn, Christian, and Lou start the show talking about Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and how he's pitching at an all star level. The guys also get into the Golden State Warriors epic comeback to win the Western Conference Finals
With Malcolm Butler, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins all emerging as stars, it's time for the Patriots to decide who they need to make a priority. Giardi and Bradford give their take on who should be the first to resign.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike Mutnansky, Butch Stearns, and Jon Meterparel discuss the absence of Malcolm Butler at last week's OTAs and replay a sound byte of Butler from May 21st on WEEI not wanting to discuss his contract. Is Malcolm Butler headed for a contract dispute, and how valuable is he?More from this show
Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.More from this show