Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 7/9/12
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck was on WEEI this afternoon talking about Ray Allen’s defection to Miami: “I was utterly surprised,” Grousbeck said. “I knew there was some emotion involved. I respect Ray and I always will. … He’s been a great Celtic and we’ll never forget that. “I was surprised, I wasn’t utterly shocked. Let’s face it: He was not necessarily going to start. He was not necessarily — as Doc [Rivers] put it, he felt somehow that he was slighted possibly in the recruiting process this offseason. … If Doc’s report is correct, Ray felt like he was second fiddle to first Avery Bradley and then Kevin Garnett. And also he decided to go to our arch-rivals for less than half the money, so be it.” Although the Celtics offered substantially more than the Heat, Grousbeck said Allen wanted more from Boston. “There was a price tag put out there, it just wasn’t one we could get to,” he said. Added Grousbeck: “We respect [Allen's] decision. I think it’s fantastic, because it just riles me up
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