1 of these guys is still the Celtics assistant GM
Last Summer we mentioned that the Philadelphia 76ers were after Celtics Assistant GM Mike Zarren and apparently they were again recently. Zarren surprisingly turned them down.
Celtic assistant general manager and team counsel Mike Zarren turned down an offer to become the GM of the 76ers, two league sources told the Herald today. The job eventually went to Sam Hinkie.
"I don’t know all the details, but I know there was strong interest in Mike from Philly," said Ainge. "I don’t know why (he turned it down). You'll have to ask him."
The Boston Herald did ask Zarren, yet he declined to comment. We sometimes see veteran coaches or GM's turn down positions that they deem poor fits, but usually young assistant GM's jump at the chance to run their own team, so this is a bit puzzling. The Celtics just last week lost one assistant GM, Ryan McDonough, to the Suns. McDonough was credited with the Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley draft picks, ...